Your Thanet newspaper that stopped being printed on paper and became just an e-edition about a year ago has now gone altogether.
I had a bizarre and edifying time phoning up the company that ran this local, I spoke to the news desk and they didn’t know if their paper existed, so I spoke to advertising and they didn’t know either and had to phone me back to tell me it had gone.
I did write a post when the paper edition expired, here it is http://thanetonline.blogspot.co.uk/2011/01/read-all-about-it-your-thanet-gone-as.html
The picture is of a Ramsgate bookshop and newsagent that closed in 1978, so sort of related.
Well I suppose these things sort of equal out, although on local paper has totally gone Cllr David Green has started a new blog, see http://ramsgate1.blogspot.co.uk/
A great problem that the internet leaves us with is how anyone gets paid for producing any sort of media, most particularly the written word with a fairly limited interest like local news.
Frankly if you have and internet connection there is so much in the way of free media, written, spoken, film, music, that you could never even skim the tip of the iceberg.
The free local papers used to be funded by advertising, with me the main advertising would be old cars and motorbikes, now I just look ebay.
I will ramble on here if I get time.