Are Newspapers Now Old News
Recently newspaper subscriptions to several of the nation’s largest newspapers have had huge reductions in demand for delivery of their papers. The San Francisco Chronicle saw circulation fall 17 percent for its Wednesday to Saturday editions, while another big beast of the newspaper jungle, the Boston Globe, slumped 8.2 percent to a weekday average of 414,225. The author explains that there are two main reasons for the trends. One, is that the new generations don’t like the old-fashioned newspapers. They prefer to get the news either from the internet, the blogesphere, or from TV. They also cite inaccuracies and the loss of trust as another reason that subscriptions have fallen. With recent news scandals and made up stories it’s no wonder that readers are loosing faith in the printed news. I know I personally, rarely look or even read a newspaper, including the school paper. It will be interesting to see how the world will get it’s news in the future concerning whatever subject.
Posted by Jasmine at 11/15/2005 06:14:00 PM