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Farewell Rocky Mountain News(paper)

by Casey Caplowe

February 28, 2009
Just two months shy of their 150th Anniversary, the Rocky Mountain News printed and distributed their final edition today. The Denver-based newspaper is the oldest paper in Colorado, and leaves only the Denver Post behind, in the state's capitol, to struggle along its own path.This is undoubtedly going to be tough year for the printed newspaper, and we can only imagine many will follow the Rocky Mountain News in the coming months. Still, even if you (and I) are not helping out by buying papers anymore, it's worth taking the moment to observe the passing. A very significant vestige of 20th century (and earlier) media is actually beginning to shutter its doors.For those hopelessly enthralled by staring into the demise of traditional media, NPR delivered a nice look inside how this really worked and felt in an interview with a RMN deputy editor.But, most telling on so many fronts, is this 25-minute video posted front and center on the RMN's homepage right now, which elegantly, if sadly, documents the paper's demise over the past several months. It's quite a poignant and open look into a folding enterprise.[
/vimeo]Okay, now back to working on being a part of this revolution and not a victim of it.
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