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RIP: The News-Standard of Brandenburg, Ky.

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Central-KY-Kid, Jun 8, 2012.

  1. Central-KY-Kid

    Central-KY-Kid Well-Known Member


    The News-Standard, a five-year-old weekly paper serving the Kentucky area of Brandenburg/Meade County, printed its final edition last week.

    The paper won more than 80 Kentucky Press Association awards for its weekly division in its short-lived history.

    FWIW, it did NOT make much sense for a county that small to have two weekly papers. Its rival, the older Meade County Messenger (http://www.meadecountymessenger.com/v2/content.aspx?IsHome=1&MemberID=2035&ID=28963) has a worse design and even worse writing/layout.

    Speaking for myself and coworker KYSportsWriter, The News-Standard was the better of the two Meade papers. By far.

    Won't matter much to a lot of folks on this site, but for a weekly, The News-Standard should still be around (at least compared to the Meade County Messenger ... which my shop does NOT own, but prints).
  2. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Somebody started a newspaper five years ago? I find its demise difficult to lament.

    Also, that editor's farewell desperately needed a copy editor. Desperately.
  3. Tarheel316

    Tarheel316 Well-Known Member

    It's amazing to think that somebody launched a newspaper five years ago. Talk about bad timing.
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