Readers ponder future Miami without newspapers

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MIAMI (AP) - Florida residents are often urged to prepare for
nature's worst.

A group of readers and media experts are considering another kind of catastrophe: Miami without a daily newspaper.

No major American city has lost its daily newspaper, but the
journalism industry news is bleak.

So far this year, the Rocky Mountain News stopped publication and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer became an online-only news source. The Miami Herald cut 175 jobs to save money.

The Herald's publisher assured readers and advertisers that the
newspaper "remains a strong, stable and vital organization" in a
message posted online Sunday.

Nevertheless, a panel of Miami community leaders and media
experts will meet Wednesday to ponder the possibility of living in
Miami without The Herald.

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