'Boca Raton News' Folds

By: E&P Staff The Boca Raton (Fla.) News, once chosen to be a model for newspapers reaching Baby Boomers, folded with its last edition Sunday.

News Managing Editor John Johnston told the Sun Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale that the paper was discontinuing its print edition because of the high cost of printing and distribution. An online version will continue, he said.

As of Monday morning, there was no mention of the closing of the print paper on its Web site, bocaratonnews.com. Sunday's edition also did not mention it would be the final print newspaper.

Last year, the paper moved to a three-times-a-week publishing frequency from five days a week.

The News, which most recently reported a circulation of about 13,000, was founded in 1955. When it was owned by Knight Ridder, the paper was chosen, along with the Post-Tribune in Gary, Ind., for the chain's "25/43 Project," which targeted that age demographic with a brightly designed, highly formatted paper and "solution-based journalism."


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