Monday, March 16, 2009

INSTANT UPDATE: The Dreary Future of Brooklyn's Newspapers

Less than 24 hours after the Optimist reported that out of the nine cities in America that still can claim competing newspapers that Seattle, Tucson, and Detroit were barely holding on, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer has announced that tomorrow's paper will be its last in print.

According to the Times, the Post-Intelligencer will publish exclusively on the Web in the future, making it "by far" America's largest newspaper to stop its presses and move online. The paper is cutting its staff dramatically from 165 reporters to 20 and will "resemble a local Huffington Post more than a traditional newspaper."

See, I wasn't being alarmist! Newspaper lovers, we're going the way of the dinosaurs. If we don't support Brooklyn's newspapers, they'll all be gone in a matter of years.

They'd already all be dead if it weren't for legal notices.

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