Quickie poll: What will happen to papers in Denver, Detroit?

By Steve Outing

What an exciting (and yes, depressing) week it’s been in the newspaper business. The cities to watch right now are Denver and Detroit.

Denver: E.W. Scripps has put the Rocky Mountain News up for sale through mid January. No buyer: The Denver Post becomes Denver’s sole daily paper. Buyer: Who knows?

Detroit: We’ll know more on Tuesday (apparently), but speculation is that both papers (News and Free Press) will stick around, but be published in print less frequently, and the papers will move toward a digital-centric business model.

I really have no idea how this will turn out. But I thought it would be interesting to run a little poll and see what my fellow media and newspaper experts and enthusiasts think will happen. So take a couple minutes to take this poll, which I’ve created using my account from my wonderful friends at SurveyGizmo.

The Detroit question may be a little late in the game; rumors are that an announcement will be made about the newspapers’ future on Tuesday.

Aargh! I think I messed up the survey setup. After answering, you may only see results from the Denver poll. After I close the poll (soon), I’ll post the full results in another blog entry. (Do not take the results at all seriously!)

Author: Steve Outing Steve Outing is a Boulder, Colorado-based media futurist, digital-news innovator, consultant, journalist, and educator. ... Need assistance with media-company future strategy? Get in touch with Steve!