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Old 06-29-2008, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, Ca
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The Associated Press: Newspapers, reeling from slumping ads, slash jobs (broken link)

How much farther can this business go?

I think in 10-15 years, as blogs and online journals/stories mature and become more professional....what's going to be the difference between that and something in the Tribune or LA Times?

Now, it seems like the only thing keeping papers in business is their brand and habits from the past 10-20-30 years of reading a paper.

Maybe one paper per region, instead of city?

Or maybe papers become more localized and beat online stories to the punch?
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Old 06-29-2008, 07:19 PM
 
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I think when the old folks (like me), that like to read a print newspaper, die off...it's curtains for the newspapers. Alas, young people just don't read newspapers.
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Old 06-29-2008, 07:38 PM
 
Location: WA
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I always take the paper to get local news which is simply not on the web. I get all national, business, and other news online.
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Old 06-29-2008, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Sunny Florida
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I think when the old folks (like me), that like to read a print newspaper, die off...it's curtains for the newspapers. Alas, young people just don't read newspapers.
I agree, we're a dying breed.
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Old 06-29-2008, 09:30 PM
 
Location: State of Superior
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For someone who is sensitive to the ink on newsprint , I haven't read a newspaper in 10 years. Its just a "service" thats not needed these days. besides , most of the papers are online anyway.
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Old 06-29-2008, 10:23 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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If things get as bad as some people on here are predicting, we could easily lose the Internet. If that happens, newspapers would make a comeback.
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Old 06-29-2008, 10:30 PM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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I think when the old folks (like me), that like to read a print newspaper, die off...it's curtains for the newspapers. Alas, young people just don't read newspapers.
I agree with you. I gave up paper delivery about a year ago. I read most of it. Now that I dont get the paper I rarely read news online.

Even the Classified is too expensive to sell something anymore. Why pay $60 to list a dumb peice of funiture when you can list it in Craigslist for free? Employers dont even use the news classifieds anymore due to cost. They can list for free in CL or any of the other dozen job posing sites.

Then there is one more thing. If things keep going like they are, few of us will be able to afford the paper delivery.
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Old 06-30-2008, 08:39 AM
 
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I would get daily delivery, as I like to read the newspaper. But our paper delivery service is so horrible and spotty, our deliveryperson is a complete waste. And after complaining dozens of times over several years and not getting improvement. We had to cancel everything except sunday delivery it was that bad.
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Old 06-30-2008, 12:39 PM
 
Location: RSM
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local news will always have value. costs and distribution will just needed to be altered to fit
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Old 07-01-2008, 07:24 AM
 
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Newspapers will also have to stop insulting the readers that they are trying to attract. Just give me factual news stories and quit trying to bring your personal viewpoint into the story. If I want biased reporting I go to 4-5 websites every day to get their spin on current events.

I don't know what it is, but newspapers must get some great satisfaction from getting their average reader angry with them. I live in a conservative state, yet the newspaper of record loves to run political cartoons and editorials that are probably 80% liberal biased. I don't care if you run biased cartoons and editorials, but at least make it 50/50. I never agree with Maureen Dowd, but it is fun to see what the other side believes and I generally read her column, but I also enjoy reading conservative columns on the few days the paper puts them in.
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