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Monday, December 24, 2007

The Exaggerated Death of Newspapers

By Dennis Byrne
Chicago Daily Observer

"Newspapers are dead. They didn’t have to be, but their window of opportunity closed long ago."—
Steve Rhodes, Beachwood Reporter, a blog.

“I’m sick and tired of listening to everybody talk about and commiserate over the end of newspapers. They ain’t ended, they’re not going to end and I think they have a great future.” – Sam Zell, new Tribune Co. boss.

My money is on Sam. And my apologies to Zell for mentioning Rhodes in the same breathe.

Rhodes apparently doesn’t catch the irony of pronouncing newspapers DOA, while he fuels his blog with daily rants about…newspapers. If Rhodes is right that the papers already are dead, I guess that means he’s living off a cadaver.

But Rhodes isn’t alone....

Read more at the Chicago Daily Observer

1 comment:

BobM said...

I subscribe to three newspapers every day, the Tribune, Wall Street Journal and New York Times. I realize that I could read all three of them on-line (and frequently do) but it just isn't the same.

The same is also true of e-books. What a ridiculous way to read a book! There's just no substitute for the really thing. As the proprietor knows, I'm really into the digital world, but I carry my mania only so far.