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Newspaper Death Watch

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Despite what some people say, there will always be a place for print journalism.

I used to be able to say that with confidence. Then I found the website Newspaper Death Watch. It tracks the newspapers that are reducing staff or just plain closing down. The site also has content from other places that discusses how badly print media is dying. As a journalist, its pretty damn depressing.

I do believe there is a place for this kind of work, but it is getting harder and harder to find it and produce it. The money is barely there anymore. Even the New York Times probably makes more money selling the flip calendars of its crossword puzzles than it does on its newspaper.

I just hope the end of newspapers doesn’t bring about the end of good journalism.


Written by mlogli

April 8, 2014 at 10:56 pm

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