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Another one bites the dust - so to speak

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by HandsomeHarley, Dec 31, 2008.

  1. HandsomeHarley

    HandsomeHarley Well-Known Member

    Apparently the Kansas City, Kansas paper is going online solo.

    From KAKE.com:

    The Kansas City Kansan says it will stop publishing a printed newspaper edition after Jan. 10, existing only on the Internet.

    GateHouse Media, which owns the newspaper, said Wednesday it will continue to operate the Wyandotte County paper through its Web site, www.kansascitykansan.com.

    The final printed edition will come out Jan. 10. The newspaper will send letters to subscribers about refunds.

    The Kansan was founded in January 1921. It had been a daily newspaper until earlier this year, when it switched to twice-weekly publication.

    A number of smaller U.S. newspapers have either gone online or cut back home delivery this year as the industry struggles with declining print readership and advertising revenue.
  2. Tarheel316

    Tarheel316 Well-Known Member

    Wow. That is staggering.
  3. IGotQuestions

    IGotQuestions Member

    That'll be the trend of 2009: online.
  4. Fredrick

    Fredrick Well-Known Member

    You are right about the trend. By going online this will give newspapers the chance to slice 50 percent of staff immediately. Then if they decide to go back to print they'll at least have shaved off half the newsroom which obviously is what the powers that be want to do ASAP. Very true.
  5. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    Until they figure out that they still can't make any revenue by going online.
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