The newspaper death spiral speeds up

First Craigslist killed the classified ads, a major source of newspaper revenue. Now research shows iPad owners are canceling subscriptions at a rate described as “alarming.” We’re not alarmed, or even surprised. Does anyone need to chop down trees to get yesterday’s stock market results or sports stores?

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  1. Newspapers, books, letters. Why unique?

    1) corporate leaders and business leaders seem to frequently mention starting their day by reading multiple hardcopy newspapers

    2) ability to look at sources in a way that allows one to view information simultaneously and relationally – something that digital can’t do as well as print

    3) with digital content, it’s harder to separate the trivial from reliable copy and good journalism

    Finally, what a sad world if love letters (pen on paper) disappear.

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