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The End of the Newspaper, Coming Sooner Then We Think?

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http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/28/business/media/28paper.html

I have been very curious this past year about how newspapers are doing during this recession.  This article caught my eye because it’s titled “Drop in Newspaper Circulation Accelerates past 7%.”  Now I learned in my broadcasting class that when the radio was first invented the newspapers thought they were over and  that they wouldn’t be able to make it through the Radio Age.  However throughout the Press and Radio Wars, the papers were able to hang in there and stick around.  When Television was invented the newspapers had the same issue, but still they fought hard and hung in there.  However, since the coming of the internet and the new and trendy iPAD, who knows if the newspapers are going to hold on much longer.  I mean who would buy a newspaper when they can just read it on the internet or their new iPAD.  I read in the article that newspapers have been raising the price to gain more profit from their core readers, since circulation is very much down.  My main question is “Who knows how  much longer the newspapers can fight to stay afloat in this economy, and this day and age. “

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Written by ksamms18

April 27, 2010 at 3:48 am

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