Daily Archives: August 7, 2016

A Sad Day in Journalistic History.

Thirty Five years ago today The Washington Star, which had been published daily since 1852, which had been for most of it’s run had been Washington, DC’s newspaper of record, and whose columnist had racked up ten Pulitzer prizes over its lifetime, ceased publication and filed for bankruptcy.

Considering that there are only 17 newspapers in the US that have run for over 200 years, if it had still been around today, it is likely that it would soon be a contender for the twenty-five longest running papers in the US. That being said, 128 years was a long time, and it was sad to see such a major publication fold, especially before the dawn of the internet.

You see, even though LOLCat can’t live without the web …