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    Question Do You Think Newspapers Will Survive?

    The New Orleans local paper recently stopped publishing daily, and will convert itself to a three-times a week community type media. The company that owns it also owns my local paper, and I was wondering: do you think such daily papers will continue to exist?

    What do you see (if anything) that they offer your community no internet site can?

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    Re: Do You Think Newspapers Will Survive?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pinkie View Post
    The New Orleans local paper recently stopped publishing daily, and will convert itself to a three-times a week community type media. The company that owns it also owns my local paper, and I was wondering: do you think such daily papers will continue to exist?

    What do you see (if anything) that they offer your community no internet site can?
    Heightened coolness factor. People who read their papers over their morning coffee look more mature than people who scroll down a web page to get their news.

    Pretty much the only thing that a website "can't" provide as well as a newspaper is that it doesn't draw as much attention toward articles you would normally bypass.
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    Re: Do You Think Newspapers Will Survive?

    Will we continue to have vinyl records? The content, news and advertising, will exist but the media will likely change.
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    Re: Do You Think Newspapers Will Survive?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pinkie View Post
    The New Orleans local paper recently stopped publishing daily, and will convert itself to a three-times a week community type media. The company that owns it also owns my local paper, and I was wondering: do you think such daily papers will continue to exist?

    What do you see (if anything) that they offer your community no internet site can?
    No, I don't see them continuing for very long.

    Only those older than the Baby Boomers will keep reading papers - anybody younger will HAVE to adapt to the changes in technology. And, quite frankly, online outlets can operate much cheaper than paper operations can - as long as they can monetize their operations good enough, that is.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: Do You Think Newspapers Will Survive?

    Quote Originally Posted by Morality Games View Post
    Pretty much the only thing that a website "can't" provide as well as a newspaper is that it doesn't draw as much attention toward articles you would normally bypass.
    That and it's hard to wrap stuff in your laptop.

    They'll probably always be around, but the ones who don't diversify to other media will be boutique papers.

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    Re: Do You Think Newspapers Will Survive?

    It's a shame in my opinion. I understand that the advantages of digital as a medium ultimately make it the better choice, but I will always prefer a hard paper copy rather than reading the same thing on a tablet or laptop.

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    Re: Do You Think Newspapers Will Survive?

    they'll be around for a while because many people just like the format. when you think about it, it's quite amazing that vinyl records have survived, and given that basically everyone has a computer, that paper books are still popular.

    the advantage of the paper is that you can read it without electricity, and many of us use the paper for other things after we're done reading.

    as for city papers, i think we'll see fewer of them. larger papers like the NYT and USA Today will probably last longer.

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    Re: Do You Think Newspapers Will Survive?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pinkie View Post
    The New Orleans local paper recently stopped publishing daily, and will convert itself to a three-times a week community type media. The company that owns it also owns my local paper, and I was wondering: do you think such daily papers will continue to exist?

    What do you see (if anything) that they offer your community no internet site can?

    Depends on what continue means...forever ? no...but they arent going extinct any time soon, thats my opinion

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    Re: Do You Think Newspapers Will Survive?

    An iPad is a bitch to read when sitting on the throne So I don't think papers will go extinct.

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    Re: Do You Think Newspapers Will Survive?

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    they'll be around for a while because many people just like the format. when you think about it, it's quite amazing that vinyl records have survived, and given that basically everyone has a computer, that paper books are still popular.

    the advantage of the paper is that you can read it without electricity, and many of us use the paper for other things after we're done reading.

    as for city papers, i think we'll see fewer of them. larger papers like the NYT and USA Today will probably last longer.
    I don't know you can say that vinyl records have survived. Very few albums actually put out vinyl records these days. In fact, few albums get put on CDs nowadays what with digital downloads.

    Papers will last only as long as businesses can make their profit margins on them. When that ends, so will the business.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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