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RMN, RIP

Posted on | February 27, 2009 | 2 Comments

The Rocky Mountain News was closed this week, another tragedy on a trail of tears. It’s worth watching this wonderful self-tribute the News published and remember that this video report, well produced and evocative, is a prime example of newspapers can do, report the story regardless of medium.


Final Edition from Matthew Roberts on Vimeo.

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2 Responses to “RMN, RIP”

  1. Dan Holden
    March 2nd, 2009 @ 10:38 am

    Incredible video, Brian, thanks for posting. You’re right, it’s beautifully done. And they are right, no one will ever achieve what the Rocky Mountain News did on a daily basis. How do you replicate that zeal for quality journalism on a medium that is as short-sighted and opinionated as the Internet? I’m floored by the man-on the street comment, “You won’t miss it till it’s gone.” So true…

  2. Greeley's Ghost
    March 2nd, 2009 @ 7:11 pm

    You can’t, which is the problem, right? It’s all well and good that people and companies can be their own publishers, but they’re all self-interested at the end of the day.
    Even with its various biases, a newspaper doesn’t exist without having some measure of independence and insight. Reporters are held in check because they have to put food on their tables by being observers as opposed to partisans.
    Unfortunately, too many papers have become too partisan in the past 20 years. That’s why they’re losing circulation.
    IMHO.

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