New York City Newspapers That Went Belly Up
Billkozy on 12/26/2008
|Extra! Extra! Newspapers are in big trouble! In early December 2008, the Tribune Company announced it was filing for bankruptcy. They own the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, and Baltimore Sun. Elsewhere, the Rocky Mountain News in Denver has been put up for sale although a buyer is unlikely. The owner of the Miami Herald will probably put that paper up for sale, just as they have already sold the San Jose Mercury News and the Philadelphia Inquirer. And The Journal Register Company, owner of a Connecticut newspaper chain is looking to sell two dailies, and 11 weeklies.|
Indeed it's a bad economy, but the existence of online sources for news and 24-hour TV cable news programming hasn't helped the traditional champion of investigative reporting, and this can't be very good for the country--having fewer voices in the national public discourse. Besides, newspapers have always been the training ground for journalists who went on to work in other media.
Of course the demise of newspapers has been going on for decades. In New York City alone, newspapers have come and gone over the years. Here's a quiz about some of those defunct journalistic enterprises.
Good Luck and please rate the quiz afterward if you have a chance.
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