Rocky Mountain News, Colorado’s First Newspaper, Dies at 150
From “Extinction,” Vol. XII, Issue 6, by Rachael Dewitt.
The title says it all. It was the first paper forced to shut its door due to financial troubles that some attribute to the Internet and others to the public’s general disinterest in the news. As the stability of many publications has come into question in the past year, the debate rages over the future of journalism. In an effort to engage in this conversation, the Cipher has put together a panel on the future of journalism, which will feature John Ensslin, a former Rocky Mountain News reporter who now writes for the Colorado Springs Gazette, in conversation with other Colorado journalists on the topic. The event will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 11. — JK