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Comments on: Forecasting Daily Print's Demise Chronicling the Decline of Newspapers and the Rebirth of Journalism Sun, 17 Jan 2010 02:51:54 +0000 hourly 1 By: dan e bloom Sun, 17 Jan 2010 02:51:54 +0000 ”atomic typo” alert here Paul …you meant READ, but REAL came out and spell check cannot catch those, they are called ”atomic typos”, google the term,

RE, above:

****Real****blog for background on how that one came about. Lots of
people are weighing in on this discussion. If McIntyre isn’t in your
RSS reader, he should be.

you meant READ but REAL came out

examples of ATOMIC TYPOS

nuclear vs unclear

sedan vs Sudan

things like that….never trust a spellchecker 100 percent


By: Dave Barnes Sat, 16 Jan 2010 03:50:37 +0000 I am 61. With a household income over $100K.
I love reading my Denver Post (paper). While sitting on the potty before breakfast (Denver and the West). While eating breakfast (main section and the comics). Never read the Sports section as it goes straight to re-cycling.
1. I don’t read any stories/articles that are from: WP, NYT, AP, etc. Can find those online.
2. If they raise the price, then I am gone.

By: Danny Bloom Sat, 16 Jan 2010 02:40:03 +0000 let’s call it what it is: the daily snailpaper will soon be history. Snailpapers are print newspapers that are delivered to our doors in the morning with news that is 12 hours old……but i use the term as a term of endearment. I love my local snailpaper and i hate reading on these damn screens. but yes, snailpapers will soon be history….sigh

By: Newspaper Fan Fri, 15 Jan 2010 20:56:07 +0000 As many of us have said in the past year, the newspaper business is doomed. It’s not coming back. It’s just a matter of how long it will survive. I think by 2015, most papers will be online only or out of business. I think there will always be a print edition for the NY Times, Washington Post and a few others, but that’s it.

By: msbpodcast Fri, 15 Jan 2010 15:01:25 +0000 Stop dancing around the elephant in the room.

I don’t care how popular your paper edition is/was with readers, if it is/was ad supported, its revenues are going to shrink beyond the point of sustainability.

The industry can’t take too many more contractions like the ones we have seen in the past few years.

The reduction is revenue is accompanied by a reduction is the quality of the articles, which is leads to further erosion in the readability, and you have the competition by the sector itself from on-line and the move to e-readers to further cannibalize sales.

The profit margins are going to get eroded to the point where investors/share holders are going to shift their money into ventures with better returns.

As it is, were burning through the money made available by foreign billionaires. Once that goes, for any reason, the print edition will go.

When that happens the industry implosion will be catastrophic, swift and final.

The only survivors will be individual content providers and editing service providers masquerading as content aggregators.

The best way in terms of capabilities and cost is to provide this on-line.

By: McClatchy Watch Fri, 15 Jan 2010 07:08:36 +0000 Thanks for your note about last month’s end of the McClatchy Watch blog.

FYI, some readers might be interested to know I am Tweeting info on McClatchy… this past week I noted 4 McClatchy newspapers announced layoff plans — Raleigh (21), Fort Worth (28), Columbia (12), and Sacramento (25). Readers can find me at

Kevin Gregory