Posted on | September 7, 2007 | No Comments
The feeling in the American newspaper industry must be that of all of us watching video of Hurricane Katrina or the Indonesian tsunami: unreal; a feeling that this can’t be happening. But it is.
Hamilton Nolan at PR Week (no, I don’t subscribe yet! But it is a part of the Media Bistro feed I subscribe to) analyzes the truly deeply dire numbers coming out of the newspaper industry.
You’ve got your camp that sez “ain’t gonna happen; newspapers will always be with us.” And your camp that sez, “they’re dead and they ain’t comin’ back.”
But let’s agree on one thing, there’s something exciting and historic about being alive at a time when such change is a possibility. (Hey, there were people up to the last moment who didn’t think the Civil War or World War I were going to happen).
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