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A City Without Newspapers?

Could it be that residents of a major American city will soon have nothing to read with their morning coffee? Major papers have been folding around the nation in recent months, with the weak economy accelerating an already negative trend away from print media. The Seattle Post-Intelligencer and Tuscon Citizen are expected to print their last issues soon and the Rocky Mountain News shut down two weeks ago. According to analysts, it may not be long before a major American city has no major newspaper in its vicinity whatsoever. "In 2009 and 2010, all the two-newspaper markets will become one-newspaper markets, and you will start to see one-newspaper markets become no-newspaper markets," an analyst told the New York Times. So... bailout?