Sunday, February 24, 2008

Albuquerque Tribune Shuts Down

The Albuquerque Tribune said goodbye Saturday to the city it had served for nearly nine decades as it closed in what observers described as the latest newspaper to succumb to the digital age.

Eighteen editors, reporters and photographers hunkered down in front of computer screens to put out the last edition. The final front-page headline read simply, "Goodnight, Albuquerque."

The Tribune's circulation had dropped from 42,000 in 1988 to about 9,600; some blamed the advent of an era in which readers increasingly shun ink and paper to consume news online. Its main competitor was the much larger Albuquerque Journal. [Click for MORE]

Phill Casaus, editor of The Albuquerque Tribune, holds up the last edition of the newspaper while reporter Ollie Reed Jr., left, applauds and copy editor Paul Maldonado Jr., right, sits at a desk where the final button was pushed, sending the paper to print on Saturday Feb. 23, 2008 . The Tribune closed Saturday after 86 years in business . [AP Photo]
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