Tag Archives: Newspapers

The death of newspapers (as we knew them)

Why We Worry / Media Desk We all know that newspapers are struggling; still, reading the data behind the decline is shocking, and looking at the charts is frightening. Newspapers as an industry have posted advertising losses for 25 consecutive quarters. The readership now prefers the Internet, so papers publish extensively online. While content translates well […]

Taibbi On The Media-Political Establishment Dynamic

One of WWW’s favorites, Matt Taibbi, struck not a blow at Sarah Palin in a recent post but the whole of the relationship between the mainstream media and its interactions with the political establishment. Taibbi has been a reporter out on the campaign trail multiple times and, coming from a non-traditional journalism background, tends not […]

Whither the newspaper, Part 2

In early December, I wrote a post about the financial troubles facing the newspaper industry as it faces a recession and a transition to a more digital-centric world. In the post, I mentioned reports that the New York Times was facing crippling debt at a time when they couldn’t pay it off, and conditions were […]

Whither the newspaper?

(Updated twice below) Ever since the interwide webway became popular, we’ve had to deal with various proclamations that newspapers are dead or will soon be dead. Well folks, it’s time to throw my hat into the ring. I think our economic apocalypse might be what kills off some big name newspapers in the next few […]