August 12, 2009
Coral Gables Gazette drops print edition
Publisher of the weekly Coral Gables Gazette in Florida said the newspaper is dropping its print edition because of declining advertising revenue.
Gazette publisher Justin Prisendorf said the Internet offers
the ability to keep our readers better informed in a more timely fashion.
Prisendorf said the switch to an Internet only format would save $500,000 a year in operating costs. Local politicians said they were not going to fall apart over the news.
"It will, hopefully, minimize the spread of misinformation,'' said Gables City Commissioner Maria Anderson, who sued the Gazette because of a column written about her during a recent election campaign.
I am certainly not losing any sleep or shedding any tears about the fact they are going out of business, Coral Gables Mayor Don Slesnick said.