Sunday, November 16, 2008

May we never see newspapers’ obit

Bob Richter of the San Antonio News-Express writes:

On Nov. 12, I spoke to 35 sophisticated, well-traveled, newspaper-loving senior citizens at the Towers, a spiffy high rise near Fort Sam Houston.

This group, some of whom have been reading newspapers for more than eight decades, wanted to know, simply: What is the future of American newspapers?

They speak for many elderly South Texans, who enjoy the morning ritual with which they’ve celebrated most days of their lives: brew the coffee, read the paper, share it, clip it, save it, laugh, cry, get mad, get educated and then line the birdcage with it. They tell me they hope the Express-News will be around for a long time.

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