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The Answer For Newspapers -- Online Video
by Mike Cassidy, Monday, Aug 27, 2007 12:15 PM ET
"NEWSPAPERS HAVE LONG BEEN SUFFERING a slow decline. Try talking to someone under the age of 18 and asking them where they get their news, weather, sports or classified listings. More often than not, their answers will include non-newspaper sources such as Comedy Central, Weather.com, Yahoo Sports and Craigslist. Although these online properties have been increasingly eating away at newspaper budgets, there is hope. Personally, I am a big fan of newspapers. I think there is something enjoyable and nostalgic about sitting back and flipping through the pages of print publications. However, this new generation has become so accustomed to acquiring information via social networks, "The Daily Show," MTV, etc. that the tide has shifted for an industry founded by legendary names like Hearst and Pulitzer."
I have written plenty about this issue. It always is nice when others echo similar thoughts.
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