By Taylor Kate Brown of BBC News, Boulder
About 1,800 local papers have closed or merged since 2004, according to data from researchers at University of North Carolina. The reasons for newspaper closures are well-known – internet advertising destroying the traditional business models, readers moving towards more online and more free news.
In Boulder and in nearby Denver, there’s also a question of ownership. But what’s less well-known is the impact on communities who lose a local paper.