Newspaper Forum on Britannica Blog

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Under the title – “Are Newspapers Doomed? (Do We Care?): Newspapers & the Net Forum”. Britannica Blog invited a bunch of smart, educated and in-the-know people to write about whether newspapers are truly on the brink of extinction.

Some deny it like Jon Talton‘s essay titled,”When I Hear the Term “Citizen Journalist,” I Reach for My Pistol.” He writes:

The trouble the newspaper industry faces is largely the failure of a business plan involving monopolies, exorbitant advertising rates, an unwillingness to invest in research and development, and, finally, a jettisoning of journalism to chase assorted fads.

The results have been predictably dismal.

We’d like to point out that the whole discussion and forum is not happening…well…in print. Cough.