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With the increased exposure of internet news and bloggers, more and more newspapers are going out of business. Some are just converting to internet only subscriptions. Our goal is to waymark their headquarters before they become a thing of the past. You may also include other news print organizations. If you want to post your local televison or radio station, there are already waymark categories for those.
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In 10 years, probably a third of metropolitan daily print newspapers will be gone, predicts information technology writer Paul Gillin. "Instead of 1,500 print newspapers, there will be perhaps five to 10 national 'super-papers' and many thousands of special-interest community news sites."

With that in mind, your goal for this waymark is to document your local newspaper now before it disappears.

Sound impossible? Well, just Google "newspapers going out of business" and see what pops up. The chopping blocks are worldwide. This is NOT a category for printers of brochures, postcards, business cards, and the like.

The variables below are for updating your waymark page.

Here's a fun little diddy: Demographics of American Newspapers

1. The Wall Street Journal is read by the people who run the country.

2. The Washington Post is read by people who think they run the country.

3. The New York Times is read by people who think they should run the country and who are very good at crossword puzzles.

4. USA Today is read by people who think they ought to run the country but don't really understand The New York Times. They do, however, like their statistics shown in pie charts.

5. The Los Angeles Times is read by people who wouldn't mind running the country -- if they could find the time -- and if they didn't have to leave Southern California to do it.

6. The Boston Globe is read by people whose parents used to run the country and did a poor job of it, thank you very much.

7. The New York Daily News is read by people who aren't too sure who's running the country and don't really care as long as they can get a seat on the train.

8. The New York Post is read by people who don't care who is running the country as long as they do something really scandalous, preferably while intoxicated.

9. The Miami Herald is read by people who are running another country but need the baseball scores.

10. The San Francisco Chronicle is read by people who aren't sure if there is a country or that anyone is running it; but if so, they oppose all that they stand for. There are occasional exceptions if the leaders are handicapped minority feminist atheist dwarfs who also happen to be illegal aliens from any other country or galaxy, provided of course, that they are not Republicans.

11. The National Enquirer is read by people trapped in line at the grocery store.

12. The Seattle Times is read by people who have recently caught a fish and need something in which to wrap it.

13. The Sacramento Bee is read by people who look to see if their home is listed in the foreclosure pages.

14. The Modesto Bee is read by people looking for fresh fruit, nuts and vegetables sold at the closest farmers market.

Here's something that's not so funny:

Time Names 10 Newspapers Set to Fold

Monday, March 9, 2009 8:45 PM

An analysis of financially troubled newspaper companies by Time magazine has resulted in a Top 10 list of dailies likely to become web-only publications in the next 18 months. The magazine’s “24/7 Wall Street” team selected the publications based on “the financial strength of their parent companies, the amount of direct competition that they face in their markets, and industry information on how much money they are losing.”

The analysis, which has been echoed by other financial publications, comes in the wake of bankruptcy filings by the Chicago Tribune Co. in December, and more recently, the owners of the Philadelphia dailies and the Journal Register chain. The Rocky Mountain News recently ceased operations completely, and the Seattle Post Intelligencer, owned by Hearst, will almost certainly close or only publish online. Hearst also has said it like will close The San Francisco Chronicle if it cannot reach an agreement with unions to make massive cuts at the paper.

The 10 dailies selected in order by Time are:

1. The Philadelphia Daily News, the smaller of the two papers owned by The Philadelphia Newspapers LLC, which recently filed for bankruptcy. The tabloid with 100,000 circulation will probably become part of Philly.com, the web operation for both of the city dailies.

2. The Minneapolis Star Tribune, which also has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. If its revenues continue to drop, Time reports, it could shut down completely or become an all-digital property.

3. The Miami Herald, which has a daily circulation that has plunged dramatically to about 220,000. It has been for sale since December, but no serious bidders have emerged. It is likely that the Herald will go online-only with two editions, one for English-speaking readers and one for Spanish, according to Time.

4. The Detroit News, one of two daily papers left in a city that has been devastated by the decline of the automobile industry. “With the fortunes of Detroit getting worse each day, cutting back the number of days that the paper is delivered will not save enough money to keep the paper open,” Time reports.

5. The Boston Globe is losing an estimated $1 million a week, according to several reports. Owned by The New York Times, its large losses may be unsustainable for much longer, especially considering the parent paper’s plight in New York City. What’s left of the paper’s staff will probably become part of Boston.com, the online site that includes the digital aspects of the Globe.

6. The San Francisco Chronicle. As described above, its owner Hearst has already set a deadline for shutting the paper if it cannot make tremendous cost cuts. Time says it could be online only by mid-2009.

7. The Chicago Sun Times. Despite the plight of the much-larger Chicago Tribune, the stock of the Sun Times parent company now trades for $.03 a share. Enough said.

8. The NY Daily News is one of several large papers struggling in New York City. “Based on figures from other big dailies it could easily lose $60 million or $70 million and has no chance of recovering from that level,” Time reports.

9. The Fort Worth Star Telegram competes with the much larger, financially strapped Dallas Morning News in areas. Merging the two papers together would create a larger circulation daily that would save tens of millions of dollars a year.

10. The Cleveland Plain Dealer. Like the Detroit News, it is a once-proud watchdog of a city now in serious decline. Part of the Newhouse family empire, which publishes magazines like The New Yorker in its Conde Nast group, the Plain Dealer “will be shut or go digital by the end of next year.”

Instructions for Posting a Newspaper Headquarters Waymark:
You must photograph the newspaper's main building, not a sub office. You must post the coordinates from the front door. As many pictures of the building and front door are going to be historical, so be sure to fill up that digital camera's disk.
Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
A photograph that depicts your presence at the building is necessary. This can be a picture of your GPSr in the foreground in only one of your many pictures, or if you're not too camera shy, put you or a team member in the picture. Maybe even buy a newspaper while they're still in business. They need all the help they can get. No picture, no new log. And no icon.
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Newspaper HeadquartersDaily Progress - Claremore, OK

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The Daily Progress is one of Rogers County's oldest businesses.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 4/16/2015

last visited: never

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Newspaper HeadquartersThe Caldwell Messenger - Caldwell, KS

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"We are so grateful for this newspaper and the caring staff that keep our community informed and connected. "A Good little newspaper in a Fine Little town" a quote from the paper which is so true." ~ Rosie Bernard (2/28/2015)

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Kansas

date approved: 3/22/2015

last visited: never

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Newspaper HeadquartersLe Figaro - Paris, France

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[FR] Le siège du Figaro, le plus ancien quotidien français [EN] Figaro headquarters, oldest national newspaper in France

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Al-cab

location: Île-de-France, France

date approved: 3/7/2015

last visited: 2/25/2015

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Newspaper HeadquartersLa Nouvelle République Tours (Centre, France)

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La Nouvelle République du Centre-Ouest , more commonly called "The New Republic " or " NR " is a French regional newspaper based in Tours in the Indre-et-Loire .

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragon Ball

location: Centre-Val-de-Loire, France

date approved: 1/4/2015

last visited: 4/10/2015

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Newspaper HeadquartersPetaluma Argus Courier - Petaluma, CA

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The Argus Courier, the newspaper for Petaluma, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 12/29/2014

last visited: never

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Newspaper HeadquartersThe Whitefish Pilot - Whitefish, MT

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This is a newspaper that has had a long run, 110 years as of 2014.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 12/23/2014

last visited: never

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Newspaper HeadquartersClark Fork Valley Press - Plains, MT

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The Clark Fork Valley Press lives in an intentionally ancient appearing building on Lynch Street, just a block west of Highway 200

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 11/24/2014

last visited: never

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Newspaper HeadquartersWingham Chronicle, Wingham, NSW

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The Wingham Chronicle is a local paper for the Manning Valley / Wingham areas.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Grahame Cookie

location: New South Wales, Australia

date approved: 10/31/2014

last visited: never

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Newspaper HeadquartersPanhandle Herald - Panhandle, TX

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Now covers most of the county

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Texas

date approved: 10/29/2014

last visited: never

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Newspaper HeadquartersGrand Forks Gazette - Grand Forks, BC

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The Gazette is housed in a building possibly as old as the newspaper itself in downtown Grand Forks.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 10/27/2014

last visited: never

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Newspaper HeadquartersSanta Cruz Record - Santa Cruz, CA

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As small newspaper in Santa Cruz, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 10/22/2014

last visited: never

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Newspaper HeadquartersSun Post News - San Clemente, CA

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San Clemente's official Newspaper has it's headquarters along Del Mar St in historic downtown.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 8/4/2014

last visited: never

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Newspaper HeadquartersThe Quincy Herald-Whig - Quincy IL

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"Quincy Newspapers, Inc., currently operating as Quincy, is a family-owned media company that originated in the newspapers of Quincy, Illinois."

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Where's George

location: Illinois

date approved: 7/22/2014

last visited: never

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Newspaper HeadquartersWise County Messenger - Decatur, TX

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The Wise County Messenger has been publishing since 1880, and were honored with a Texas Historical Marker in 1981 for their efforts. Located at 115 S Trinity Street, Decatur, TX, just south of the Wise County Courthouse and square.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 7/17/2014

last visited: never

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Newspaper HeadquartersThe Canyon News - Canyon, TX

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Still pumpin' out the news, neat paper, I read one back when

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Texas

date approved: 6/30/2014

last visited: never

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Newspaper HeadquartersPressehaus Südwest Presse - Ulm, Germany, BW

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This is the main office of the German newspaper 'Sübwest Presse'. It is called 'Pressehaus' and is located at the intersection of 'Frauenstraße' and 'Olgastraße' in Ulm, Germany, Baden-Württemberg.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tante.Hossi

location: Baden-Württemberg, Germany

date approved: 6/25/2014

last visited: never

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Newspaper HeadquartersParke County Sentinel - Rockville, IN

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The Parke County Sentinel newspaper covers the Parke County, Indiana area. Founded in 1833 as The Wabash Herald, it has been known by a variety of names since its founding.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kc9pdy

location: Indiana

date approved: 6/15/2014

last visited: never

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Newspaper HeadquartersAskov American - Askov, MN

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Newspaper office for the weekly newspaper Askov American.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member lenron

location: Minnesota

date approved: 6/14/2014

last visited: never

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Newspaper HeadquartersWindsor Star - Windsor, Ontario

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The Windsor Star (formerly known as The Border Cities Star) has been publishing their newspaper from its current downtown building at Ferry and Pitt streets since 1927.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougandSandra

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 6/5/2014

last visited: never

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Newspaper HeadquartersRogue River Press - Rogue River, OR

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The Rogue River Press is located across the street from Depot Street Bridge in Rogue River, OR.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Oregon

date approved: 5/29/2014

last visited: never

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Newspaper HeadquartersTri-County Herald - Meeker, OK

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The Tri-County Herald is a weekly newspaper serving Meeker and local Lincoln County communities.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 5/29/2014

last visited: never

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Newspaper HeadquartersWest Linn Tidings and Lake Oswego Review - Lake Oswego, OR

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This building houses two local newspapers for adjoining communities, the West Linn Tidings and the Lake Oswego Review.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dkestrel

location: Oregon

date approved: 5/16/2014

last visited: 8/16/2014

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Newspaper HeadquartersBrentwood Press - Brentwood, CA

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The Brentwood Press in Brentwood, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 5/16/2014

last visited: never

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Newspaper HeadquartersThe Leader - Union - Vandalia, IL

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The Leader-Union serves as the primary newspaper in Fayette County, Illinois. The paper is published weekly and is currently owned by Landmark Community Newspapers.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 5/15/2014

last visited: never

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Newspaper HeadquartersThe Korea Times - Santa Clara, CA

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The Korea Times is geared towards the Korean community of the South Bay Area.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 4/30/2014

last visited: never

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