We were contacted by the Washington-based International Center for Journalists last week about our opinions on the future of the newspaper industry. They published a nice Q&A which starts below and continues on their website.
Since 2007, veteran technology journalist Paul Gillin has been tracking the demise of newspapers and highlighting the ones that thrive on a website called Newspaper Death Watch.
In just the last month, Gillin’s site reported on the demise of the Bay Area News Group, which consolidated 11 newspapers into two surviving publications, costing about 120 people their jobs. These are just a few casualties among many as the print industry learns to adapt in the digital age.
IJNet spoke with Gillin about the current woes of print publications, evolving business models and whether the lives of newspapers are at stake.
IJNet: What kind of newspapers have been failing?
Paul Gillin: Regional newspapers, especially those with less than daily frequency, have been taking the hardest hit. Hundreds of weeklies have failed over the last three years; no one to my knowledge has an accurate count.
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