The Rocky Mountain News, one of two local papers in Denver, Colorado since 1859, shut its doors on Friday, February 27 by printing its last edition ever. The paper suffered from declining ad revenue and a slowing economy and was put up for sale by its owner. When no one bought it, the presses came to a halt and dozens of people lost their jobs. Employees with 40+ years in the newspaper business are now looking for work. The close-knit family that was formed in the newsroom at the Rocky Mountain News is no more.
On Friday afternoon, a video was posted on its website titled “Final Edition,” documenting the paper’s last days, including interviews with staff. It’s quite an amazing piece of video.