I like to read newspapers. Those big floppy papery things.* (*Who can catch that allusion?) I am aware, though, that fewer and fewer people share my affection. Among the young adults I know, including those who are very interested in current events, hardly any of them read a newspaper. They have become technologically obsolete, so the newspaper industry is fading. More and more people, maybe most people by now, get their news from the internet.
But you know what? When you get your news from the internet, clicking links from Drudge or Google News or this blog, you are taken for the most part to articles from newspapers! For us to have all of that information, somebody has to pay the reporters. [Read more...]