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Tuesday, August 28, 2007


Scripps to sell, or close, ABQ Tribune

PHOTO: A Trib circulation promotion in 1992
"I Get It" was a bumper sticker promotion run by The Albuquerque Tribune in 1992. Kinda wacky? Sure. But it was just one of many risks taken in the laboratory of journalism that developed at 7777 Jefferson Street NE., a destination paper for many talented journalists nationwide.

Unfortunately, readership has dwindled for more than a decade and the company that owns The Trib appears ready to beg off. It announced today that it plans to sell the paper, or close it if no buyer materializes.

This paper was the birthplace of the Scripps motto — "Give Light and The People Will Find Their Own Way" — and the newsroom has always been imbued with its sentiment. Now, it will likely be closed.

Read more about it in my post at LA Observed:
Five days ago [see previous posts here and here] The E.W. Scripps Co. announced that its publisher at the Ventura County Star, Tim Gallagher, would be stepping down to start a media consulting business. Then, this morning, Scripps announced that it has put The Albuquerque Tribune up for sale, and will close it if no buyer materializes ...

Read the rest at LA Observed.

— TJ Sullivan in LA
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Blogger SWT said...

Readership started to decline after YOU left, TJ.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007 2:15:00 PM PDT  

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