Tom Hawthorn explores the crisis in journalism with a profile of Vancouver native John Temple, editor of the American Rocky Mountain News, which closed this month. An excerpt from Hawthorn’s Globe and Mail piece:
“A newspaper is dead five days now, and still the publisher speaks of his column and his staff and his newsroom in the present tense.
Even after attending your own wake, it is hard to believe you are gone.
On Friday, John Temple became the final publisher of a newspaper affectionately known as The Rocky, a Denver paper first printed in the gold-rush boom of 1859 and last printed in the credit bust of 2009.”