The Texas Tribune has published a wonderful story about the pending demise of the Canadian Record, an award-winning weekly newspaper that has “suspended” its print editions … maybe only temporarily.
Nic Garcia wrote the piece.
Texas news desert expands after Canadian Record stops publishing | The Texas Tribune
The Record’s owner, Laurie Ezzell Brown, is trying to find a buyer. She admits to being weary of the grind and wants to spend time with her children and grandchildren.
Garcia alludes to the demise of many newspapers that serve rural communities. I would just add this mild critique, which is that he didn’t mention that the Texas Panhandle’s significant urban community — Amarillo — is suffering from the same lack of local news coverage as communities such as Canadian.
Same for Lubbock further down the highway from Amarillo. And other larger cities as well.
The era of printed newspapers is fading away … rapidly, it seems.
It saddens this old newspaper hand terribly.