Sunday, March 1, 2009

RIP Rocky Mountain News

On Friday, the Rocky Mountain News published its last edition. While I've never lived in Colorado, the Rocky Mountain News first caught my attention when I saw a photo essay in Time entitled "Honor After the Fall," which was based on the work of two of the Rocky Mountain News's reporters. In its almost 155 years of publication, the Rocky Mountain News has won numerous awards, including several Pulitzer Prizes. It has covered stories ranging from last year's Democratic National Convention to the Columbine shootings to Jim Sheeler's "Final Salute," which remains one of the most powerful pieces of journalism that I have ever read.

RIP Rocky Mountain News - the journalistic world is a little darker without you in it.