What Rocky staffers are doing two years after the paper closed

Former Rocky Mountain News editor and publisher John Temple reports 92 of the 146 ex-colleagues who responded to his survey are still working as journalists. (Survey summary.) Editorial cartoonist Ed Stein tells him: “While I enjoy not having to get up and go to the office every day, and don’t miss the stress of daily deadlines (and of the constant uncertainty of the last years at the Rocky), I do find working at home isolating; I miss the collegiality and stimulation of the newsroom, especially when there’s breaking news.” || Temple in the Atlantic. || Romenesko/Feb. 26, 2009: The Rocky to publish its final edition on Friday. || “Final Edition”: A video.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=504589144 Jeremy Simon

    I find it horrible and sad that the 7 comments so far on this posting are simply Twitter retweets. This is both the reason for the death of the Rocky, and the reason it is a tragedy. Real, actual journalists have been snuffed out… yes, I am aware they have not literally been killed. But read the postings, and read the human impact of the decline of the industry, and the passion of the people who have labored on behalf of print journalism. Then read the “reactions,” and most of the rest of what you find online these days. We have not all been replaced by computers yet. We need to prove it.