The slow but inevitable death of the newspaper industry continues. We’re told that Nancy Gay of the San Francisco Chronicle is the latest sportswriter to be lured to AOL’s FanHouse, which launched several years ago as a collection of citizen bloggers and is becoming a stable of professional writers on par with (if not soon surpassing) Yahoo! Sports. Gay took a buyout from the Chronicle last month. The editor at FanHouse is Scott Ridge, a former ESPN editor who is committed to covering the NFL the right way. And so look for more moves to be made. At FanHouse, Nancy will be a National Pro Football Writer, and she’ll retain her spot on the Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee, as the San Francisco presenter/representative. She’ll also cover some boxing, but that won’t undermine our respect for her work.