the end of an era?
As you may have heard, the Rocky Mountain News, the oldest business in the state, an institution older than the State of Colorado itself, is up for sale. If no buyer is found in the next month or so, Scripps says they will ‘explore other options’ – meaning, essentially, that the Rocky will be closed and one of the finest editorial staffs in the country will be out of work.
I was raised on the Rocky. My parents always preferred it over the Post, and I do as well. As a journalism student, it was always someplace I had hoped to find myself after graduation. But in a time where all we hear about is how bad the economy is, who would want to buy a daily newspaper that lost $11m last year? The odds are admittedly slim that the paper can be saved, but hopefully someone will come forward who can take it over.
Hell, I’ll give them $5 for it.