I just read an announcement that the minor paper in the neighboring city is closing up shop the end of this year. I live about 50 miles outside of Cincinnati and the Cincy Post and Kentucky Post are closing up shop Dec 31. These papers were the afternoon edition and not as popular as the morning paper, the Cincinnati Enquirer. Anyway, not that many of you will be interested, but it's one less outlet for regional freelancers to take there work. Not to mention 52 newsroom employees that are out of a job. The Enquirers base is also slipping as are most papers in medium to larger markets. If this keeps up, I'll have to find an alternative way of lining my birds cages.