“When the Rocky closed, it was traumatic, shocking. It was a hard blow. It was a death. This is sort of like a phoenix.” — RMN reporter Tillie Fong
The Rocky Mountain News isn’t throwing in the towel yet!
Like, perhaps, many of my peers, I cheered out loud when I read this: Ex-Rocky Mountain News staffers plan news Web site.
Here is “the plan.”
Basically, 50,000 people must agree to subscribe to the paper for $4.99 each month by April 23. If they meet their goal, Rocky Mountain News staffers will go live with a Web-only edition of the newspaper on May 4, called InDenverTimes.com.
Could this be a new, successful business model for newspapers? We’ll find out in about a month!
On behalf of journalists everywhere, we’re pulling for you Rocky Mountain!