The South Boston Tri­bune pub­lished its final edi­tion Thursday. The Dorch­ester Argus-​​Citizen, Jamaica Plain Cit­izen, and Hyde Park Tri­bune are also folding.

In an era before Face­book, Twitter, and online news sources became the norm, com­mu­nity papers were a con­stant for many Boston neigh­bor­hoods. But as more readers migrated to the Web for their news and clas­si­fied ads, it became increas­ingly dif­fi­cult for the news­pa­pers to remain finan­cially viable.

[Local papers] cer­tainly don’t have trouble attracting readers,” said Dan Kennedy, an assis­tant pro­fessor of jour­nalism at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity. “The trouble they face, some­thing we all face, is that the adver­tising game has changed so much. It’s an eco­nomic challenge.”

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