By paulgillin | April 16, 2008 - 12:19 pm - Posted in Fake News

The official newspaper of the American Society of Newspaper Editors Convention (which is actually a blog) (Update: There’s an on-site print version, too), was taken enough by Newspaper Death Watch to pose our predictions about the ultimate collapse of the U.S. major metro daily newspaper industry to several top executives. Editors and publishers from some of the most prominent newspaper companies in America dismissed our predictions as rubbish. We were pleased just to have their ear. You can read reporter Ben Leubsdorf’s story and our response here.

We were also pleased to be mentioned on Mayor Sam’s Sister City, a popular blog about Los Angeles politics. The mayor’s been gone for a decade, but this site carries on his feisty spirit.



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  1. April 16, 2008 @ 4:00 pm

    Correction: The ASNE Reporter is NOT a just blog. We publish a print edition that circulates only at the convention. In addition, stories appear on a web site and our writers blog.

    And by the way, this piece ran in the print edition today as a sidebar to a longer story about the future of newspapers. To see it, go to and look for the “download the print edition link.”

    Michelle Johnson
    Online Editor
    ASNE Reporter

    Posted by Michelle Johnson
  2. April 17, 2008 @ 12:22 pm

    […] Our 15 Minutes. Paul Gillin’s predictions about which newspapers will die slow lingering deaths were taken to the execs from those newspapers for reaction. Not surprisingly, they don’t believe much that Paul writes, but he has the last word in the comments. Read and decide. […]

  3. April 17, 2008 @ 3:39 pm

    None are so blind as those who could, but will not see.

    Posted by Jim