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Friday, August 31, 2007


UPDATED: Albuquerque Tribune Tributes

An updated list of links concerning the E.W. Scripps Co.'s announcement that it plans to close the paper, unless it finds a buyer (NOTE: The newspaper is rejecting all new subscribers):

Comments from former Tribune staffers @ ABQTrib.com

(scroll to bottom of story to view comments)

"So sad and sorry to hear the news ..." former Trib Editor Kelly Brewer (2001-03)

Scripps CEO's Memo @ Romenesko

SCRIPPS CEO KENNETH LOWE: "... keeping our friends and colleagues at The Tribune in your thoughts and prayers as we work with them ..."

Flashback January 2007 @ Romenesko

SCRIPPS CEO KENNETH LOWE: "... no immediate plans to sell specific Scripps newspapers ..."

Flashback January 2007 (One More Time) @ Romenesko

ROMENESKO: An exec said the company is contemplating splitting off its newspaper operations

Scripps Sells Another Newspaper @ Westword

WESTWORD: "The August 28 announcement that the E.W. Scripps Company wants to sell the Albuquerque Tribune set stomachs rumbling at the Scripps-owned Rocky Mountain News ..."

Cincinnati-Based Scripps To Shutter 'Cincinnati Post' and 'Kentucky Post' @ Cincinnati Post

SCRIPPS COO RICH BOEHNE: "... It is always a difficult decision to cease publication of a newspaper, especially two with such fine traditions of journalistic excellence and community ..."

Iliana Limón's Wolf Tracks Blog @ ABQTrib.com

"... It appears we will be printing our final edition with within the next two months ..."

A Moment of Silence @ jj sez

A view from the other side of the hallway informally referred to as "The DMZ."

Will edit for food @ Ali Patterson

"Ladies and gentlemen, in about 2 months it's very likely that I will not be working at the Albuquerque Tribune -- or be employed at all, for that matter ..."

Afternoon papers, the handyman’s dream @ Reuters blog

"When someone tries to unload a house in need of serious repair, it’s not a money pit, it’s a 'handyman’s dream.'”

My old paper facing closure @ Jack McElroy, Knoxville News Sentinel

"I started my Scripps career at The Tribune in 1977 ...'”

The Trib must live! @ ABQrising!

"There are a lot of reasons to keep the Tribune around ..."

HOLY CRAP! @ Stephen W. Terrell's Web Log

"There have, of course been rumors ..."

Grab the Funnies @ Only In New Mexico

"I love getting ink on my coffee cup in the morning ..."

Albuquerque Tribune on the Block @ Duke City Fix

"OMG ..."

A Paper For Its Time; Now Time Has Run Out @ New Mexico Politics with Joe Monahan

"... assess what it will mean to New Mexico politics ..."

The End of an Era @ TJ Sullivan in LA

"When I was a part of it, the staff questioned its bosses as aggressively as it did bureaucrats and business leaders ..."

— TJ Sullivan in LA
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