In the last couple of weeks I've been watching and commenting on the great "newspaper" buzz that's going on in the Cloud. If you think printers don't get it, you should read the journos.
Google-Mart Economy rules are different. When the seas change, the fish blame each other.
My take is that it started with the coverage of the Vietnam. For newsPapers, it started when women were allowed to get real jobs. That meant less time to sit down and scan the paper before dinner. Then came Craig's List and half their revenue disappeared.
The answer is going to come from local advertising in local publications and stuff that people will willingly buy: books, newsLetters and posters.
from the link:
. . . take a look below at the graph from the folks at Gallup from their annual governance poll. Only 9% of Americans say they have a great deal of trust and confidence in the mass media to report the news “fully, accurately, and fairly,” and the slide didn’t begin with Bush’s war.
From Gallup's annual governance survey
mass media to report the news “fully, accurately, and fairly,” and the slide didn’t begin with Bush’s war.
Where DID the slide begin? Oh my, that can’t be! The professional press wants so badly to believe its own hype that it refuses (is unable) to acknowledge the truth, that the slide in press trust in the U.S. began atop professional journalism’s Watergate mountain. Of course, the pros will argue that this is when spin doctors began their assault on the press, but that’s just hubris."