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Comments on: Surveying the Wreckage https://newspaperdeathwatch.com/surveying-the-wreckage/ Chronicling the Decline of Newspapers and the Rebirth of Journalism Mon, 09 Nov 2009 22:04:16 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.0.2 By: Surveying the Wreckage « Cole Marketing Strategies https://newspaperdeathwatch.com/surveying-the-wreckage/comment-page-1/#comment-965 Mon, 09 Nov 2009 22:04:16 +0000 http://www.newspaperdeathwatch.com/?p=2257#comment-965 […] (read more) […]

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By: George F. Snell III https://newspaperdeathwatch.com/surveying-the-wreckage/comment-page-1/#comment-963 Wed, 28 Oct 2009 20:00:00 +0000 http://www.newspaperdeathwatch.com/?p=2257#comment-963 Hi Paul:
It’s hard to put a positive spin on the numbers. They were dreadful. My own hometown paper the Boston Globe once boasted a daily circulation of more than 500,000 and now is at 264,000. That’s quite a plunge in less than a decade. But thanks for putting this collection of links together – I had missed a few of them.

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By: msbpodcast https://newspaperdeathwatch.com/surveying-the-wreckage/comment-page-1/#comment-960 Wed, 28 Oct 2009 13:20:37 +0000 http://www.newspaperdeathwatch.com/?p=2257#comment-960 Circulation “churn” requires that there be more that one news source.

On the internet, its easy.

With traditional media, the barrier to entry is too high.

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By: paulgillin https://newspaperdeathwatch.com/surveying-the-wreckage/comment-page-1/#comment-964 Tue, 27 Oct 2009 19:06:11 +0000 http://www.newspaperdeathwatch.com/?p=2257#comment-964 Thanks for correcting the URLs. WordPress had a touch of flu this morning, it seems. Never seen that weirdness before.

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By: Martin Langeveld https://newspaperdeathwatch.com/surveying-the-wreckage/comment-page-1/#comment-961 Tue, 27 Oct 2009 18:54:42 +0000 http://www.newspaperdeathwatch.com/?p=2257#comment-961 Paul, thanks for mentioning my comment at Newsosaur – I have expanded on those thoughts also at Nieman Lab.

And, the Atlantic link should go here.

For an opposing viewpoint, there’s this piece from Barron’s called “This Dying Medium has Plenty of Life.” It focuses on the continued profitability of newspapers while ignoring the fact that they are shrinking themselves into oblivion.

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By: msbpodcast https://newspaperdeathwatch.com/surveying-the-wreckage/comment-page-1/#comment-962 Tue, 27 Oct 2009 16:17:15 +0000 http://www.newspaperdeathwatch.com/?p=2257#comment-962 The link given for “Stop The Presses</i" should by this

I do wish the papers would stop whining and wringing their hands about democracy not being possible without the press.

Nazi Germany used the power of the press too.

Are you saying that Auschwitz, Bergen-Belsen and all the rest would have been impossible if Germany had used printing presses? I didn’t think so.

The Nazis understood the power of the press for promoting their agenda and suppressed the Hell out of anyone else’s presses.

The printing press is a morality-neutral 1:N broadcasting technology whose time has passed as its role has been entirely subsumed by the N:M internet.

Its dying as more and more of our communications take place on the internet without the need for senseless arboricide.

Its also dying as the network effect takes wider and wider hold and enables conversations, instead of trying to get increasingly deaf ears to listen to the shouts of the “Global Village Idiots.”

The arrival of the internet to Africa will do more to liberate the people that all those endless intercine wars against all those Mugabe-wannabes.

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