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cmr wrote:I really don't think it's a good idea to let print media die altogether.

...why

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ArKaiN wrote:...why

What else is he going to throw at kids?
Back in cat hair-covered black.

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Bricks, rocks and feces.

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On the other hand you can't really wipe your ass with your notebook in an emergency

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Seattle Times had the better sports. Seattle PI had the better comics.

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wockawocka wrote:Christian Science

There's a fucking oximoron if i've ever seen one.

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wockawocka wrote:Yes, for over a year now - I believe the reasoning was the lack of advertising.  It's bizarre to me that so many companies are jumping ship rather than being on the vanguard of an emerging industry.

Looks like they announced the sale yesterday.
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-sdun...0,3235358.story
Newspaper stock prices and valuations have plummeted. But the Union-Tribune acquisition suggests that values on some properties have sunk so low that some entrepreneurs can't resist taking a shot.
"The fact that one newspaper finally sold doesn't mean that the dam has broken, but it's starting to leak," Morton said. "Buyers could be emboldened."

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...why

I just think it's a big part of the field of journalism. I don't think the internet should be the primary source of the written word and I think it would be if we let print media die off.

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cmr wrote:I just think it's a big part of the field of journalism. I don't think the internet should be the primary source of the written word and I think it would be if we let print media die off.

So you think the solution is for the government to subsidize newspapers?
Why do think the written word is better when printed on paper and delivered to your porch. How does that different than reading it off a computer screen? It isn't. You've simply streamlined the process. Articles will go straight from the writers computer to the news website. No cutting down trees, no ink, no paper boys, no distribution cost what so ever. Just bandwidth and server maintenance. It's a thousand times more efficient.

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Whitey wrote:So you think the solution is for the government to subsidize newspapers?
Why do think the written word is better when printed on paper and delivered to your porch. How does that different than reading it off a computer screen? It isn't. You've simply streamlined the process. Articles will go straight from the writers computer to the news website. No cutting down trees, no ink, no paper boys, no distribution cost what so ever. Just bandwidth and server maintenance. It's a thousand times more efficient.

In one of my mass comm classes we talked about this very thing and it was strongly hypothesized that the digital news will never completely eliminate the printed news if only for the "experience" of reading the paper; the sitting down to a cup of coffee and reading the Sunday Times.
We'll see how accurate that hypothesis was in a couple years...

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kidnotorious wrote:In one of my mass comm classes we talked about this very thing and it was strongly hypothesized that the digital news will never completely eliminate the printed news if only for the "experience" of reading the paper; the sitting down to a cup of coffee and reading the Sunday Times.
We'll see how accurate that hypothesis was in a couple years...

That's one of my favorite things to do on the weekends. Also, I love doing the crossword every day (in pen because I am a stud), and the thought of having to do a crossword on the computer instead repulses me. If it weren't for crossword thing I'd just get the paper on the weekends.

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Here's the thing: it's gonna happen. Hell, it IS happening. Might as well discuss whether the planet should revolve around the sun.

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The solution is audio newspaper.

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Wrong. Audio takes too much time and you can't skim through headlines as easily.

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