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The Bold Italic to Shutter Immediately

The Bay Area media landscape gets a little bit smaller. 


It's starting to get a little lonely around here. First, the Bay Guardian shutters, then the SF Weekly has a near-death experience and 7x7 closes its print operations, and now, today, online news site The Bold Italic announces that it is closing operations—and just days after its amazing "everyone works naked" stunt. 


This morning, the site posted an announcement that read, in part, "Together we have built a strong community of followers, contributors, and partners. However, we have made the difficult decision to cease operations. It’s been a great run and we supremely thank everyone who has supported us along the way." Or, as its newly-hired managing editor, Jeremy Lybarger, posted on Twitter, "Don't remember the last time i was drinking at 10:30am but it's going down pretty smoothly today." (Ed. note: We're pouring one out for you today, friend.)

Launched in 2009, as a test bed for online journalism, The Bold Italic was owned by Gannet, the media chain that owns USA Today. We've reached out to the ownership for comment, and will update if we hear back.


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