NH Publisher Defends State-Backed Line Of Credit

News industry analysts say New Hampshire’s decision to guarantee a line of credit for the Eagle Times newspaper is a first, but probably won’t be the last example of government help for newspapers struggling with an unprecedented decline in their advertising revenue.

Valley News expands into Claremont

The Claremont, New Hampshire, area lost its daily newspaper earlier this month when the Eagle Times abruptly closed. That loss has created a local ‘news vacuum’ in the region. And a former competitor up the river from Claremont hopes to fill it.

Eagle Times publishes last edition

The Eagle Times, a newspaper serving Claremont, New Hampshire and many Vermont towns will publish it’s final edition today. We get some perspective this morning from Mike Donoghue, executive director of the Vermont Press Association, who said the closing was unexpected.