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By now you’ve probably read about the shuttering of the Rocky Mountain News, which foundered under rising costs and falling revenues.

The Denver Post put together a photo tribute to is scrappy rival.

Staff at The Rocky produced their own thoughtful wrap video.

Final Edition from Matthew Roberts on Vimeo.

The Rocky’s closure means Denver now has just one newspaper (with a website) that covers the city. But there are still several TV news stations (with websites) and lots of blogs.

People will miss The Rocky’s particular editorial mix, the stories and the bond that comes from strongly identifying with anything well-loved, and having gone through the particular heartbreak of losing a daily in a two-paper town, I know what that’s like.

But I wonder what this says about the way businesses are run. While I haven’t closely studied what happened to The Rocky, it seems this wasn’t a problem of content or editorial overreaching — it was a top-notch, locally focused news outlet. The problem, it seems, was one of being a line item on a debt-heavy corporate balance sheet.

One of the most common questions on the Web right now (at least among people in the U.S.), is “Where can I watch the presidential inauguration online?”

Not only will a live stream be on the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies site on Jan. 20, just about every media outlet is planning to air live video of the swearing-in and inaugural address, scheduled for noon E.T., and some are scheduled to begin as early as 8 a.m. ET

Among those with plans:

Got an iPhone or iPod Touch? UStream and Joost offer livestream apps. To get the UStream app, which will include chat capability, email The Joost app is on iTunes now. For desktop viewing, go to the Everything Obama channel.

And as this election was the most socially networked in history, it only makes sense that the inauguration will be too.

Log in on Flickr and grab their photoedited slideshow to put it on your site, like so:

What plans does your outlet have for online coverage? Add a link in comments.

Photo: Courtesy of Pete Souza