[Posted at Bene Diction Blogs On, Mar. 21, 2011]
I've belatedly discovered why a stack of the B.C. Christan News is no longer arriving at my church each month.
The monthly free paper, geared towards and distributed to Protestant churches throughout B.C., ceased publication with its February 2011 issue. The paper was founded as Christian Info in 1982.
The board of the newspaper, citing a slump in the demand for dead-tree media, hopes to channel its resources into their website and a relaunched youth periodical. There is hope, theboard chair writes that a "christian entrepeneur" will launch a general interest publication soon.
As someone who read the B.C. Christian News each month, and is saddened by the ongoing prade of deaths of dead-tree newspapers, this is a lttle sad for me.