from The Wall Street Journal
Feb. 26, 2009
Rocky Mountain News will publish its final edition on Friday,
E.W. Scripps said, illustrating the accelerating decline of the
newspaper industry. Scripps said it was unable to find a buyer
to preserve the 150-year-old daily.
Earlier this week, Hearst Corp. said it may close the San
Francisco Chronicle unless it can quickly slash costs. Four
newspaper owners have filed for bankruptcy protection since
December: Tribune Co., owner of the Chicago Tribune and the Los
Angeles Times; the closely held Star Tribune paper in
Minneapolis; the parent company of the Philadelphia Inquirer and
the Philadelphia Daily News; and New Haven Register owner
Journal Register Co.