Off topic: The media’s future

I’ve spent a great deal of time over the last few years writing about media issues and how newspapers are dealing with the advent of the Internet. I’ve been less bearish on newspapers than most other commentators; however, the 2008 downturn in advertising has savaged the newspaper business. I remain a contrarian. I’m not yet willing to declare newsprint dead; however, the outlook is less sunny than I viewed only a year ago.

If you are interested in the media, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal or newspapers in general then here’s a story from the Guardian. It also quotes Howell Raines. It’s worth reading all 3,000 words.