| Sunday, April 09, 2006
| Bloggers contribution to newspapers' next evolution
|Knowledge@Wharton wrote an interesting e-article on the current status of newspapers. The newspaper business has been suffering decline in circulation and stock prices, and part of it is due to online news and bloggers. "To remain competitive in the coming years, these scholars say, daily newspapers will have to strengthen their efforts to attract younger readers, make more imaginative use of the Internet, and develop stories, mostly local in nature, that better meet the needs of readers who have thousands of news and information sources at their fingertips."
Race against time
Ancient law on a wall, Greece
Photo credit: Me, Myself & I
Racing to deliver the news first is becoming tough for newspapers. According to Michele Weldon, a Professor at Medill School, newspapers should evolve into narration and human stories. Furthermore, they have to make all this interesting to younger readers. Lordy, lordy!
"Newspapers will never win the time race," Weldon says. "By the time readers get their papers, they pretty much know the news, and newspapers have already been beaten by TV, radio and bloggers."
Some funny remarks against newspapers (in the article)
- if you go away for a few days, piled up newspapers outside your door attract burglars,
- they have been around for 400 years - so time to die?
- too slow
- are useless these days because wrapping fish with newspaper is so yesterday
- readers have to bother with recycling them
Read the whole article here.
|posted by Fikirte @ 9:41 PM