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'Brenda Starr' comic strip ending: This is one scoop we don't like

9 December 2010 2:50 PM, PST | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

The worst thing to happen to journalists since the recession has officially happened: Ace reporter Brenda Starr — and thus, the Brenda Starr comic strip — is hanging up her hat, not long after two other comic heroines (Annie and Cathy) also retired. The strip, created by Dale Messick, will take its final bow Jan. 2, more than 70 years after it first debuted. And though, admittedly, Brenda Starr was always a comic I grazed past while making my way to One Big Happy or Zits, I’ll still contend that its mere presence will be greatly missed. (And that her strip subliminally convinced me to become a journalist. »

- Kate Ward

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Brenda Starr is yesterday's news

9 December 2010 1:41 PM, PST | Shadowlocked | See recent Shadowlocked news »

The nosey Chicago redhead who's been getting in everyone's hair since 1940 and spawned four screen adaptations is to file her last story on January 2nd 2011. Tribune Media Services have announced that the syndicated strip about an enterprising female journalist has had its day, and is closing her 70-year stint in over 250 newspapers.

Starr is the third female comic-strip character to get axed in recent times, along with 'Annie' and 'Cathy'. The cancellation of the strip is apparently due to the demise of comics as a marketable presence in newspapers (and in the decline of newspapers in itself...?) Tribune Media Services marketing director

Jan Guszynski says: "In its current form, and given the number of newspapers it is in, we chose not to go forward."

One argument for the increasing irrelevance of a 'goil reporter' comic strip is the public perception that women now form a majority in the ranks of »

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Brenda Starr is yesterday's news

9 December 2010 1:41 PM, PST | Shadowlocked | See recent Shadowlocked news »

The nosey Chicago redhead who's been getting in everyone's hair since 1940 and spawned four screen adaptations is to file her last story on January 2nd 2011. Tribune Media Services have announced that the syndicated strip about an enterprising female journalist has had its day, and is closing her 70-year stint in over 250 newspapers.

Starr is the third female comic-strip character to get axed in recent times, along with 'Annie' and 'Cathy'. The cancellation of the strip is apparently due to the demise of comics as a marketable presence in newspapers (and in the decline of newspapers in itself..?). Tribune Media Services marketing director

Jan Guszynski says: "In its current form, and given the number of newspapers it is in, we chose not to go forward."

One argument for the increasing irrelevance of a 'goil reporter' comic strip is the public perception that women now form a majority in the ranks of »

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Brenda Starr is yesterday's news

9 December 2010 1:41 PM, PST | Shadowlocked | See recent Shadowlocked news »

The nosey Chicago redhead who's been getting in everyone's hair since 1940 and spawned four screen adaptations is to file her last story on January 2nd 2011. Tribune Media Services have announced that the syndicated strip about an enterprising female journalist has had its day, and is closing her 70-year stint in over 250 newspapers.

Starr is the third female comic-strip character to get axed in recent times, along with 'Annie' and 'Cathy'. The cancellation of the strip is apparently due to the demise of comics as a marketable presence in newspapers (and in the decline of newspapers in itself..?). Tribune Media Services marketing director

Jan Guszynski says: "In its current form, and given the number of newspapers it is in, we chose not to go forward."

One argument for the increasing irrelevance of a 'goil reporter' comic strip is the public perception that women now form a majority in the ranks of »

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Brenda Starr is yesterday's news

9 December 2010 1:41 PM, PST | Shadowlocked | See recent Shadowlocked news »

The nosey Chicago redhead who's been getting in everyone's hair since 1940 and spawned four screen adaptations is to file her last story on January 2nd 2011. Tribune Media Services have announced that the syndicated strip about an enterprising female journalist has had its day, and is closing her 70-year stint in over 250 newspapers.

Starr is the third female comic-strip character to get axed in recent times, along with 'Annie' and 'Cathy'. The cancellation of the strip is apparently due to the demise of comics as a marketable presence in newspapers (and in the decline of newspapers in itself..?). Tribune Media Services marketing director

Jan Guszynski says: "In its current form, and given the number of newspapers it is in, we chose not to go forward."

One argument for the increasing irrelevance of a 'goil reporter' comic strip is the public perception that women now form a majority in the ranks of »

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