Two Philadelphia newspapers, the Inquirer and the Daily News filed for bankruptcy Sunday. [NYT]

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  1. InThrees says:

    We really are looking at the death of quality print journalism. (And I don’t know if these two papers qualified for that accolade, either.)

    No one wants to pay for what they can get for free… but that means they won’t be able to get it for free, either.

    All we’ll be left with are bloggers, who run the gamut from fact-checked thoughtful reporting to… well, not, and video news with commercials, which is usually dumbed down for the LCD.

    • Yossarian says:

      @InThrees: “All we’ll be left with are bloggers, who run the gamut from fact-checked thoughtful reporting to… well, not…”

      Sounds pretty much like newspapers to me.

    • Chairman-Meow says:

      @InThrees: All we’ll be left with are bloggers, who run the gamut from fact-checked thoughtful reporting to… well, not, and video news with commercials, which is usually dumbed down for the LCD.

      You mean exactly like we have today ?

  2. Tightlines says:

    I’m shocked that hiring Rick Santorum to espouse his worldviews has not increased readership tenfold, at the least.

  3. quizmasterchris says:

    This was coming for years. The Inquirer abandoned the city proper to cover the burbs, and was in competition with suburban papers that already did that better.

    I’m not saddened by this.

  4. pb5000 says:

    Recession or not, this was on the road to happening. The recession probably only helped it get here faster.

  5. oneliketadow says:

    Trees everywhere rejoice.

  6. The_Gas_Man says:

    So there is an upside to recession: slanted journalism goes under.

  7. Yoko Broke Up The Beatles says:

    As long as Pat’s and Geno’s stay in business, we’ll all be fine.

  8. Plates says:

    It apparently is just Chapter 11 not Chapter 7. Boourns!

  9. TurboWagon00 says:

    Good. The more bad things that come Brian Tierney’s way, the more I believe in karma.