I visited the library yesterday, mostly to get out of the house while my wife was giving a music lesson.
In an attempt to save money and reduce clutter, I tend to read most of my magazines there, Entertainment Weekly being my guilty pleasure (what can I say, I’m a wild and crazy guy).
But a subhead on The Week caught my eye. The Week is a great publication for millennials, culling major stories from a number of varied sources into easily digested material.
In this case, “the issue of the week” for the issue of Nov. 12 was “Time to write newspapers’ obituary?”
The upshot of this sorry story:
- “Print newspapers are dying faster than you think,” said Timothy B. Lee at Vox.
- “Where do newspapers go from here?” asked Derek Thompson at The Atlantic.
- Newspapers will need to experiment radically in order to survive the industry’s downturn, said Jennifer Saba at The New York Times.
What’s a worried journalist to do?