Good news: New York Newsday is wising up about the free Internet stuff.
Bad news: The Rocky is closing, but, like Tucson and Seattle, we're still talking about a city losing a second newspaper. Hearst is threatening to close The San Francisco Chronicle, but who wants to bet that if it happens, the Mercury News will drop the "San Jose" appellation? Also, keep in mind that 881 U.S. auto dealerships shuttered in 2008. Let's keep some perspective. There are thousands of newspapers. Newspaper Death Watch only added its 11 th dead newspaper, and two of those were related.