The L.A. Times reports the Chicago Tribune has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. This is the start of what I predicted back in June with my screed Why the Chicago Tribune is Going to Fold. When the top names at major papers like the Trib admit they are not computer savvy, you can practically see the vultures gathering above Chicago’s famous Tribune Tower.
Bye, bye, print newspapers…it was fun while it lasted. Even the New York Times is gasping for air, and it won’t be long before people will refer to print papers in the past tense. As I stated back in June, the Internet is NOT killing newspapers–they are doing a wonderful job of euthanizing themselves.