Disappearing Newspapers from Around the Country
In honor of our 40th anniversary, Humanities Washington presents a series of top 10 lists, sharing the best of the best from a variety of humanities topics from the past 40 years. Composed by our Speakers Bureau presenters, these lists are designed to spark new ideas and inspire us to try something new in 2014. Look back on Spark each month for a new top 10 list!
In this Top Ten list, journalist Claudia Rowe shares her top ten list of discontinued or reduced-service newspapers from the last 7 years. From New Orleans to Seattle, these newspapers are signs of the changing shape of the media.
Rowe travels the state discussion the current state of journalism with her Speakers Bureau presentation The New Front Page: 21st Century Journalism and What it Means for You. She brings her conversation to Bellingham June 6. [Details]
Top Ten Defunct or Reduced-Service Newspapers
In the you-don’t-know-what-it’s-worth-until-it’s-gone file: the American newspaper. In the last six years alone, hundreds of venerable daily and weekly print newspapers have folded, morphed into bare-bones, online-only operations or cut back to publishing just a few days a week.
The Cincinnati Post, 2007
The Kentucky Post, 2007
The Albuquerque Tribune, 2008.
The Ann Arbor News, 2009
Rocky Mountain News, 2009
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 2009
Tucson Citizen, 2009
The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune, 2012
The (Cleveland) Plain-Dealer, 2013
The (Boston) Phoenix, 2013