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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Newspapers get more bad news

The struggles in the newspaper business have been widely reported with drops in advertising and cuts in work force. But perhaps the most distressing sign came today, with the announcement that the owners of Editor and Publisher — the journal that has covered the newspaper business very well for more than a century — will be closed. 
Ouch!
Of course, perhaps it is just because magazines have been hit harder than newspapers and a magazine covering an industry undergoing such change provides little inspiration to keep it afloat.
I don't necessarily think the newspaper industry is dying, though its current form certainly is. It is undergoing a significant change, some calling it a revolution. 
I'm tuned in to see how this one turns out, though it'll be harder with the fine folks at E&P.

1 Comments:

Blogger Timothy P. Flynn said...

I agree -ouch. On Sundays, I subscribe to the print version of the NYT. Also, I often get the Sunday OP when I'm out and about. There's just something about a fresh (print) newspaper. Now, there are downright "nostalgic". And the younger generation spends no time w/ print newspapers whatsoever.

At least we still have the Oakland Press in print; for now.

December 23, 2009 at 1:10 AM 

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