The death of dailies – inevitable or not?
A few weeks ago, David Carr, a reporter for the New York Times had “the conversation” with a fellow reporter. As Carr reported it: “We’re both 49 — are we going to make it?” Would they finish their careers at the Times, or would their jobs simply disappear? Would even the proud Times fall victim to the transformative power of the Internet? Consider how a newspaper is created. Every story, every ad, every illustration exists only in electronic form. Graphic designers electronically compose the newspaper which, when completed, is electronically transmitted to the printer—or, rather, to the computer that controls and schedules the press run.
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