Skip to main content

The life of newspapers

Reading on line today a story from CNBC. The CEO of the New York Times says print journalism has at least another ten years of life. He expects changes to be made to the structure of the Times, and it will prevail via on-line subscription. This means it will come to your phone, laptop, tablet, etc.

This should be "good news" to the forests. No more trees being shredded for news print.
So they will continue to evaluate the economics of having a print edition. No longer can a grade schooler earn money by making the rounds and deliver the local paper.

It does present some challenges for electronic media like radio and television. One question that comes to mind, "what happens to the comic strip". How about the front page picture of the local parade, or the picture of the high school football player carrying the ball for the winning touchdown?

Yes, it can be added to a video stream, but how quickly?

It's food for thought for the present-day local media to wrestle with. Think about it.


Comments

Popular posts from this blog

We've Lost Another

Country music has lost another great singer and performer today.  Daryle Singletary died this morning at his home in Lebanon, Tennessee.  Singletary was 46.  The cause of death has not been released. 


Singletary recorded such hits as "I Let Her Lie", "Too Much Fun", and "Amen Kind of Love". 


Thoughts and prayers go out to his wife and four children.


R.I.P. Daryle Singletary

It's Going to be a Chilly Winter!

What's the weather going to be like this winter? Well if you're hoping for mild and warm, you may be disappointed in the weather outlook from Al Dutcher, State Climatologist with UNL. Farmers, businessmen and others interested in what we'll see this winter came to Dutcher's presentation at the Columbus Chamber of Commerce on Thursday. 
Al started out his presentation by reviewing how the weather has been so far this fall and winter, and compared it to last year. This year’s La Nina event is much stronger than last year and expected to last longer.
Many people have commented on the recent stretch of dry weather we've been seeing in our region of Nebraska as of late, but Dutcher explained we received almost all of our fall precipitation during the month of October. 
Al said the La Nina pattern will keep dry conditions south of Nebraska, which will continue to expand the  drought in those areas. 
Dutcher says when looking at the La Nina event that we are currently experie…

Flu Is Here

The flu has hit many families, schools, and businesses this winter with a nasty strain that has been deadly at times.  The nastiness that is the flu has even hit many of us here at the old radio ranch.  While there may not be a way to absolutely prevent you from getting flu, the CDC does offer some great tips on how to prevent it.  Good luck and stay healthy!