Friday, February 27, 2009
Gloom dooms newspaper editors convention
by Larry Geller
An annual convention of newspaper editors has been canceled for the first time since World War II, undone by the worst economic crisis since that harrowing era.
The American Society of Newspapers Editors' decision to skip this year's meeting was announced Friday, coinciding with the final edition of the Rocky Mountain News _ the largest daily U.S. newspaper to shut down so far during a steep two-year slide in advertising revenue that's draining the life out of the industry. [Huffington Post, Newspaper Editors Cancel Convention For First Time Since World War II, 2/27/2009]
This is very sad, click the link to read the entire story. Also, Ian Lind has news of the local scene, the layoffs at the Star-Bulletin.