The Newspaper Business is Fading Away. Do We Care?

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  1. Indiana Oracle
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    Indiana Oracle The Truth is Hard to Find

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    You may have noted that several newspapers have are either gone out of business or are in dire straits. The Chicago Tribune, New York Times, Los Angeles Times and San Francisco Chronicle are in trouble, the Chicago Sun Times is out of business as is the Rocky Mountain News. The Columbus Dispatch and many others are cutting cost by dropping Associated Press (AP) fees. There is more.

    The newspaper business has been under subscriber pressure for some time due to the Internet. The industry has been insulated from market forces for an even longer period. Newspapers were “just there”.

    It is unlikely those who stop publishing will come back. We are in the process of an economic reset whose roots reach back nearly 25 years.
    So, big changes are coming, and we are likely to lose a large number of newspapers. Do we care?
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    We only care if the government decides to bail them out with taxpayer money. Otherwise, no.

    Wait a second... Aren't these left-wing liberal-fascist newspapers? BAIL-OUT TIME!
     
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    I do not care. I cancelled that libral rag they called a newspaper long time ago!
     
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    I like newspapers, but they are incredibly liberal. The Internet is killing them, along with the generally post-literate, "Idiocracy" world in which we live.
     
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    Times change, technology changes. Businesses can either adapt and change or fail. Well, that's how it used to work anyway.
     
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    I can't remember the last time I read a paper. No great loss as far as I'm concerned. The Internet has changed many things. The way we get our news is at the top of that list.
     
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    I'll admit to missing holding the paper, but they couldn't get it to me early enough for me to read before leaving for school. The articles I was most interested in, I'd read the night before. The local politico messes, well they are interesting, but frustrating. The newspapers just didn't seem to catch up with the times, meaning they would have to have switched from pretending little or no bias, to committing to a position so that the reader could decide which to buy, based upon their desire for balance or not.
     
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    Mr. President BOARD PRESIDENT..carry on

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    They can go electronic and we can print them ourselves.
     
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    Libral radio and libral newspapers.. Nobody want to hear or read that shit! :lol:
     
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    If the dems really cared about global warming they'd let the newspapers go out of business right ?

    Nope, Ben Cardin has introduced a bill to let newspapers operate as non profit organizations, as long as they don't "endorse" political candidates, sooper......
     

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