The Incredibly Shrinking Newspaper

Richmond Times-Dispatch building

A story in the Richmond Times-Dispatch sums up the state of media coverage in the state’s capital city.  The city of Richmond is considering entering into an agreement to move the city’s Department of Social Services into the Richmond Times-Dispatch building. The agency will occupy three floors of the four-story building. The newspaper staff will occupy the other floor. A newspaper operation that needed four floors at one time to house its staff now needs only one floor. The newspaper does not even own the building that has its name on the front. It was sold to a private investor four years ago.