16 March 2009

Newspapers: A dying breed?

Interesting program on NPR today, especially for a former journalist as myself...
Today's "Talk of the Nation" focused on the state of journalism in America, with a focus on the closings of the Rocky Mountain Daily News in Denver and the Post-Intelligencer in Seattle.
Both papers ceased print operations within the past two weeks. When you combine the closings of these two papers with the statement from the Pew Center for Excellence in Journalism that the outlook for journalism in the United States is "bleak", one has to wonder:
Are we seeing the extinction of a business model here?
With the internet and cable responsible for many news options available to the public, can newspapers survive?
Call me an idealist, but I certainly hope so. More on this later.

No comments: