There is life after a newspaper’s death; sometimes a better one

John Temple, last editor of the Rocky Mountain News takes a look in a piece in Atlantic magazine at what has happened to his former staff two years after the closing of the newspaper. Temple wrote:

A survey I just conducted of the 194 members of the paper’s editorial
staff on its last day found that the blow of losing a job doesn’t mean
life is going to be worse down the road. My survey wasn’t scientific.
It’s possible that those who didn’t respond are struggling personally or
financially more than those who did. But the 146, or 75 percent, who
did respond have lessons for journalists and others who fear the
instability of their jobs or who may have suffered a similar fate.

(Hat tip to Michael Apuan)

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One Reply to “There is life after a newspaper’s death; sometimes a better one”

  1. I am with you on that. I believe in blogging. Newspapers are all about what bloggers do. Content is written. Now the newspapers have turned to the Internet. The only thing that is different between Bloggers and LA Times is LA Times has been famous for years. They don’t have to start from scratch.

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