A Thousand Cuts : CJR

Writing in the Columbia Journalism Review, Terry McDermott’s post-mortem on newspapers addresses both the style and substance. It’s a good read, and about much more than the business model. It’s more about the heart of the thing.

The point is that newspapers have been killing themselves slowly for a long time. So long as the monopoly profits rolled in, the death by a thousand cuts wasn’t paid any attention. When the Internet arrived to eliminate the advertising monopolies, the newspapers already had a foot in the grave.

via A Thousand Cuts : CJR.

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