The Crier, a weekly newspaper that served Dunwoody for 46 years, is ending its print edition.
Declining revenues and a shrinking staff contributed to the closing, editor Dick Williams wrote Tuesday in a web post announcing the paper’s closing.
“The Crier hopes to remain active on the Internet but there will have to be a period of recalibration,” Williams wrote.
In a personal farewell to the paper, he called it “the most painful moment of my career,” but celebrated The Crier’s long history of closely covering local news and the area’s elected officials. The paper reports on Dunwoody, parts of Sandy Springs and Brookhaven.
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The newspaper’s closure is partly a symbol of the shrinking local news industry plaguing communities around the country; almost 1,800 local newspapers have closed since 2004, according to research from the University of North Carolina last year.
Williams said The Crier lost out on crucial advertising revenue from the more commercial areas of Dunwoody near Perimeter Center.
“The Crier hasn’t received a single ad from Perimeter Mall in more than 20 years,” he wrote.
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