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Abq. Trib to close

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Jay August, Feb 20, 2008.

  1. Jay August

    Jay August Member

    Sad (inevitable) end in Albuquerque.

  2. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Scripps shutters another one...

    Sorry to the Trib folks... at least you get a week. Birmingham got a day.
  3. Blitz

    Blitz Active Member

    JOAs are usually heavy to one side.
  4. MU_was_not_so_hard

    MU_was_not_so_hard Active Member

    Like Jay said, this was only a matter of time.
    The afternoon papers of the world are (for the most part) on their last legs. They basically have to have something extremely special to keep them afloat; people are proving day after day they don't want to pay for them in droves, especially if they're competing against a morning paper.
  5. jadzia

    jadzia New Member

    It doesn't make this any easier, but the staff seemed to have a fairly good idea that this was coming. Back in December, we interviewed a reporter from there for an opening we had at the time, and he seemed to think the paper wouldn't make it to the end of 2007.

    Having survived the demise of The Houston Post, I'm definitely sympathetic.
  6. Cadet

    Cadet Guest

    Yes, the writing was on the wall, but it will be a sad day. The Tribune was the better of the two papers in that town.
  7. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    In case you weren't aware, as I wasn't, here's a captivating recap of arguably the Trib's finest hour:

    <a href="http://www.abqtrib.com/news/2008/feb/22/eileen-welsome-albuquerque-tribune-made-history-pl/">Winning the Pulitzer in 1994</a>

    That a small-paper neighborhood reporter could stumble on a secret like "The Plutonium Experiment" and dig for six long years to unearth the story the way she did ... is inspiring as hell.

    This story, which appeared online Friday, is well worth the read, trust me.
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