Friday, December 05, 2008

Good news and bad news

First the bad: the Rocky Mountain News is for sale. But it will be a miracle if they get a buyer. Some journalism expert said "trying to sell a newspaper right now is like trying to sell an anchor somebody else has already thrown overboard." Ouch! Denver has been a 2-paper town as long as I've lived here. Having competition for stories makes for better journalism. If they don't make it, I will be sad to see them go.

Now the good: In the latest edition, the Rocky included Orange Mint and Honey in their holiday books gift guide. The books editor Patti Thorn has always been very kind. One more reason I'll be sad if the Rocky doesn't make it.

Needless to say, there are many other suggestions on the list, so check it out and buy something!


Lisa said...

I leave town for a couple of days and look what happens! The news about the RMN is sad, I agree.

On the lighter side, congratulations on making the holiday gift list. It's nice to know that there is always a little good news mixed in with the avalanche of doom and gloom.

Yasmin said...

Sorry about the newspaper...sigh...but congrats on making the holiday gift list!

LT said...


I hear the Miami Herald is also up for sale. Sad, sad, sad news world. But good, good, good for you making the list! It really helps.


Carleen Brice said...

Much as I love the internets I can't help but shudder a little at their fallout.

debra said...

Newspapers are in trouble all over the country. The Cleveland daily paper laid off 27 people last week, after 23 had taken buy-outs.

Kudos to you for your book being selected for their holiday book guide.
It is, I think, a mighty fine book :-)