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Online Paper Tries to Fill the Gap in News Coverage

Nov 17, 2020

The Denver Gazette debuted a couple months ago, hoping to fill what backers consider a gap in news coverage in that community as the Denver Post and Rocky Mountain News have declined.

The Gazette, which has covered Colorado Springs for 150 years, will offer its new product online only. It’s delivering an edition of the Denver Gazette to subscribers at 5:00 a.m. each and promises at least 56 pages daily and 68 pages on Sundays.

The Shop Talk panelists talk about the importance of the local news coverage provided by newspapers, which traditionally produce in-depth reporting.

Shop Talk is a weekly panel discussion about journalism issues.  This week’s program featured Will Buss, who teaches in the Department of Broadcasting and Journalism at Western Illinois University and advises the student editors at the Western Courier, the students at student radio station The Dog, and the WIU chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists; Rajvee Subramanian, who teaches in the Department of Broadcasting and Journalism at Western Illinois University; and TSPR News Director Rich Egger.

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