Rocky Mountain News publishes final edition Today (Friday)

February 27, 2009

(ChattahBox) — Goodbye to another media outlet, the victim of a terrible economy. The Rocky Mountain News publishes its last paper today (02-27-09), after publisher E.W. Scripps Co. failed to find a buyer.

Rich Boehne, chief executive officer of Rocky-owner Scripps, broke the news to the staff yesterday, ending nearly three months of speculation over the paper’s future.

Scripps began seeking offers for the 150-year-old Denver daily in December after declining advertising sales made the publication its only unprofitable newspaper. Shutting down the Rocky, which lost $16 million last year, leaves the Denver Post as the city’s only major newspaper.

Employees will remain on the payroll until April 28, Scripps said.


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