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Fort Worth Star Telegram is on the Endangered List

An article released today (03.11.2009) from our local MSNBC affiliate suggests that the Star Telegrams’ days may be numbered:  http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29623133/

MSNBC cited an article from Time Magazine article: http://www.time.com/time/business/article/0,8599,1883785,00.html?iid=tsmodule  (under the Business & Tech tab) titled, The 10 Most Endangered Newspapers in America by 24/7 Wall ST. Monday, Mar. 09, 2009.

The Star Telegram has been around as long as I can remember and is Fort Worth’s main paper.

It’s always been a legitimate news source without the bias you find in papers like the New York Post or Washington Post.

The Fort Worth Star newspaper was started by Amon Carter in 1905. The paper was doing badly and losing money so in 1908 Mr. Carter bought out the competition (Fort Worth Telegram) and merged the two papers to form the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Here’s an interesting quote from the Wikipedia article on the Fort Worth Star:

“From 1923 until after World War II, the Star-Telegram was distributed over one of the largest circulation areas of any newspaper in the South, serving not just Fort Worth but also West Texas, New Mexico and western Oklahoma. The newspaper created WBAP in 1922 and Texas’ first television station, WBAP-TV, in 1948.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Worth_Star_Telegram

A few other interesting facts on the paper from Wikipedia:

Pulitzer prizes

Online presence

The Star-Telegram is the nation’s oldest continuously operating online newspaper.[citation needed] StarText, an ASCII-based service, was started in 1982 and eventually integrated into the paper’s current website.


Links & Other Sources:

Star Telegram URL: http://www.star-telegram.com/

Star Telegram Classified Ad price for posting in their Service Directory: http://fortworthstartelegram.adperfect.com/?catid=500&clsid=5290&-session=ComboAd:46818396079e900EF6wMn333F8BD

Wikipedia article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Worth_Star_Telegram

MSNBC article on endangered newspapers: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29623133/

Time Magazine’s original article: http://www.time.com/time/business/article/0,8599,1883785,00.html?iid=tsmodule

A very interesting article on Amon Carter in Time Magazine, Mr Fort Worth: http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,807286,00.html


I’m including a poll to find out whether the majority of people believe that hard print (or paper) newspapers will become obsolete and go digital. Please log in your own opinion. THANKS! J

1 Comment»

  pochp wrote @

Where’s the poll?
I don’t think closures of hard copy will continue if the economy improves.

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