Monday, December 08, 2008

Newspapers having financial trouble

Back in June, the Courant was laying off staff as the NHRs parent company was delisting from the NYSE. Now two papers in New Britain may close and the Courant's parent company (Tribune) is talking bankruptcy:

Media conglomerate Tribune Co. filed for bankruptcy protection Monday, as the owner of the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Cubs and other properties tries to deal with $13 billion in debt.

Blogs could never replace real journalism, but they could enhance it. And in the past two weeks, I've had two people mention to me their interest in learning more about blogging - one on Cheshire schools, one on the state's social services.

I think now is as good a time as any for citizen journalists to do their best impression of Thomas Paine... though I still think using your name adds credibility.

Tim White

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Heard that The New Have Register may file for bankrupty after the holidays......