Madison paper stops the presses

The big news this weekend in newsroom tranformation was the decision by The Capital Times of Madison to stop printing its daily edition. According to The New York Times story by Noam Cohen:

“With print revenue down and online revenue growing, newspaper executives are anticipating the day when big city dailies and national papers will abandon their print versions. That day has arrived in Madison, Wis.
On Saturday, The Capital Times, the city’s fabled 90-year-old daily newspaper founded in response to the jingoist fervor of World War I, stopped printing to devote itself to publishing its daily report on the Web.

The full story is here.

Jeff Jarvis applauds the move. Jay Rosen offers some advice. And the local Madison alt-weekly, Isthmus, throws some cold water on the whole thing.

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