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.
lost its daily newspaper earlier this month when the Eagle Times abruptly
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, 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.