January 22, 2009

newspapers

Posted in newspaper tagged , , at 8:00 am by weiszguy

 

the Wall Street Journal

the Wall Street Journal

Newspaper after newspaper is closing, is going through bankruptcy, or is for sale.  Newspapers are losing money like mad.  Experts estimate newspapers won’t be around much longer.  The prognosis is grim.

So what are people like me going to do?

One of the funnest things in the world is to sit at the table with breakfast, coffee, and the newspaper.  I scan every headline, skim many articles, and thoroughly read the handful of articles I’m interested in.

Newspapers are better than TV news because more thought has to go into preparing the printed article than the news bite.  Also, more thought goes into digesting them.

Newspapers are better than internet news sites because they condense the news into manageable chunks.  You can look up any news story on the internet and find thousands, or maybe millions, of articles on that subject.  It’s too much to wade through.

I can feel the texture of the paper.  I can see the paper; it’s a tangible object.  I can smell the pulp and ink.  I can hear it crinkling in my hand.

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