posted by meowser
Today the Rocky Mountain News, which had been in print since 1859, published its final edition, yet another in a series of newspaper deaths which figure to be continuing into the foreseeable future.
With the Rocky’s demise also comes the concurrent demise of Paul Campos’s column, which the Rocky had been publishing for a decade. Campos didn’t dedicate a lot of columns to fat acceptance, but the fact that he wrote any, and thus was one of our highest-profile media advocates, meant a lot.
Campos describes the loss of the column as a “minor economic inconvenience” for him (he’s a law professor). But this is something we’re going to see more and more of; with the rise of blogs, the number of high-profile paying outlets for opinion and “think piece” writers is going to continue to shrink as print publications die off and those that survive slash their budgets and rely more and more on wire stories and rewritten press releases for their news content.
His archive can be found here, for the time being. Scripps is looking for a buyer to take over the Rocky’s Web site and archives; let’s hope they find one.
In the meantime, get your Campos while you can. And of course, he’ll still be blogging at Lawyers, Guns and Money.
I have nothing remotely clever to say about this.