Sunday, November 13, 2005

I Saw This Coming

Maybe you remember back in August I posted on something like this. I think it was a small prediction of sorts.

A future of empty doorsteps? Dark days for US newspapers
Nov 13 9:53 AM US/Eastern

Dark days are ahead for American newspapers, as sales tumble, a warp-speed
news culture leaves lumbering dailies behind and scandals over flawed reporting
taint heavyweight titles.

US papers are battling an explosion in online information, a news agenda
powered by bloggers and 24-hour cable news, and they can't seem to connect with
young readers

The San Francisco Chronicle saw circulation fall 17 percent for its
Wednesday to Saturday editions, while another big beast of the newspaper jungle,
the Boston Globe, slumped 8.2 percent to a weekday average of 414,225.

I am not surprised with all of the bias and false stories leading the way. This could be the beginning of the end for the daily print. With bloggers constantly on the up and up, you can't be surprised that the truth comes out and leaves the dailies sucking their thumbs.