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Newspapers Are Struggling To Survive Technology

Newspapers are struggling to survive technology. More people are reading online news each day instead of subscribing to a newspaper. My first paid writing was in a newspaper, so naturally this makes me sad. Subscribers alone don't keep the paper afloat, but advertisers do. In the end, if there are no subscribers, there's no need for advertising which of course means the demise of the paper. Many of the old guard, Washington Post, New York Times and others are managing to remain solvent. But for how long? I can't imagine getting my morning coffee and not having a paper to read at the kitchen table. Yes, I have electronic gadgets, but somehow it just isn't the same. There are things lacking when using a Kindle, iPad, or computer. There's a smell and feel to a real newspaper that is missed. Maybe it's nostalgia on my part, I don't know, but I'd sure like to see the world wide newspapers continue on. I do my part by subscribing to one. What do you read? Read more at How Do Newspapers Make Money?

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RuthCox wrote on January 5, 2015, 9:16 PM

I think it fantastic that you first wrote for a newspaper. Now here you are writing on Persona Paper! Now that I live in a rural town with nothing but a tiny weekly paper, I do miss the big city news from Columbus, Ohio, including the ads. Yes, I prefer printed word, still, in newspapers as well as books.

nbaquero wrote on January 6, 2015, 12:01 AM

NancyHardin I now read the online version of the newspapers almost exclusively. I miss the printed ones, but only get them on Sunday

BarbRad wrote on January 7, 2015, 6:04 PM

We subscribe to the Wall Street Journal. The local paper is not worth subscribing to. But we do subscribe to a monthly free magazine for our local area and we read it from cover to cover every month, including a lot of the ads.

BarbRad wrote on January 7, 2015, 6:05 PM

I find most newspapers are no longer objective reporters of news.

LeaPea2417 wrote on December 16, 2015, 12:00 AM

I agree, online news is taking over and it is putting the paper newspapers out of business (even though people do still like to hold the written paper)