Press: Last Rites for a Proud Paper

In Philadelphia, nearly everybody mourns the Bulletin

When the end came, the feelings in the Philadelphia Bulletin's fourth-floor newsroom, like those at the bedside of a dying family member, did not include surprise. The 134-year-old afternoon daily, once the nation's largest, had been living with the bleak diagnosis for more than a year. In December, its owners, the Charter Company of Jacksonville, finally put it up for sale. Last week, with no takers to be found, and awash in red ink, the Bulletin became another logo in the graveyard of big-city newspapers. Said Charter...

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