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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.


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