Thursday, March 20, 2008

Pre-mortem on newspapers

It's all been said before, but if you want a nice wrap-up of what ails the news business, specifically newspapers, Russ Britt's "Are job cuts death knell for America's newspapers?" on Marketwatch earlier this week is a decent read.

Nothing particularly new, but the article does kind of mark a point in the evolution of all this that might be useful to throw in the file. And Britt does come at it with the cold-steel approach of a business writer, which is a nice change from some of the hand-wringing elsewhere.

As for the headline -- no, probably not. The article, as do so many, focuses on the big-market pubs and forgets the 75 percent that are downmarket and so far surviving, even thriving in some cases.

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