Monday, December 08, 2008

Maybe if they tried Craigslist. . . .

First the Rocky Mountain News went up for sale last week, with no buyers in sight. It well could be the big -30- for the 149-year-old Denver media institution.

THEN, reports had the Miami Herald headed for the clearance rack. Finally, word came Sunday that the whole fraggin' Tribune Company -- including the Chicago Tribune -- is looking to file for bankruptcy.

This is a bad, bad time to be a new print-journalism grad. It's a worse time to be a newspaper veteran.

I'm not sure there is anyone out there dumb enough to be in the market for a major metropolitan daily. Assuming such fools investors exist, perhaps cash-starved media corporations ought to try reeling them in with ads on Craigslist.

After all, if you can't beat 'em, join 'em.

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