For me, I haven't bought a printed newspaper for well over a year. I get all of my news online from about 6-8 different sources, local and national. With internet access, it's far easier I think to find news and different takes on the same story.
Ultimately it does come down to a question of economics.
More importantly, with independent and unique printed news media in every town/city of America it is almost impossible for any agency to grab complete control of the news media. However, if all physical newspapers are eliminted, online news sites could end up like "TV news" in that all news is "fed" to them. Saying goodby to printed media is one step closer to total centralization/control. Not a good situtation.
ira s wrote:I think it was Jon who said the lack of internet usage wasn't so much a class thing as an age thing, and I agree.
Most people in their 60's and older don't use the internet, so it doesn't really matter if there's a library on every corner with 25 internet terminals if people don't know how to get online.
deejayoh wrote:Oh, and poor people don't subscribe to the paper.
Lake Hills Renter wrote:Looks like we're not losing SREP after all:
"Seattle Real Estate Professionals" to stay online at the new Seattle PI
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