The Rocky Mountain News is a good example of what can happen when a newspaper folds. The paper went out of business in February 2009. "All those photos were given to the Denver Public Library and are sitting in a basement in storage. The library can't sell them to me, and they don't have the money to digitize them. So they'll stay in the basement. I spoke to a very nice lady at the library. I said, 'Can they be accessed by the public?' She said, 'Not at this time.' 'Will they ever be digitized?' 'We don't have the funds to do it." Instead, he bought the Denver Post, so he considers the Rocky Mountain News pictures redundant.
- 2008: 48 of 579 URLs, 8.3 %
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