The news about the news

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April 19, 2011
Liberty Unbound
by Jo Ann Skousen  
Posted in Commentary

"[W]hat is killing print journalism? First is the need for profits. Subscription rates will never be able to cover the costs of writing, printing, and delivering the news. Advertising revenue is the true source of support for newspapers, and ad revenue in print media is down everywhere. ... Second is the need for speed. People used to be willing to wait for the scheduled newspapers .... Today's tech-savvy consumers, by contrast, are constantly in touch with breaking news, through texting, Twitter, Facebook, and other instant news feeds. They expect to know what's going on, moments after it happens. On the other hand, the blogosphere's post-now, check-facts-later mentality gives print media the edge in accuracy and credibility." (04/17/11)  

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