The New York Times’ Effect on Man
Came across this interesting website: The Newspaper Death Watch — a blog that is “Chronicling the Decline of Newspapers and the Rebirth of Journalism.”
If you Google the words “death of newspapers” you get about 382,000 results for the exact phrase (and about 29 million results, for the words in any combination).
By contrast, for the words “future of newspapers” you get only about 81,400 results for the exact phrase (and a paltry 2 million results, for the words in any combination).
In the years ahead, it will be interesting to see what happens to the venerable brand names of news, such as the New York Times, The Guardian, Le Monde , et al. Who will buy them? Which of them will become part of not-for-profit foundations or think tanks? Which will just fade away? Even in the dark imagined future of Bladerunner there are newspapers… it’s just a matter of what business model will sustain them.