Saturday, December 6, 2008

Take the "Daily" Out of the Daily Newspaper

John McQuaid writes:

Who's the odd man out here? Newspapers, of course. They used to occupy a middle ground -- well crafted and immediate! -- but that ground is falling out from beneath their feet. Now they are neither.

The old-fashioned physical newspaper is outdated the moment it's printed. And (with exceptions, of course) it's not finely crafted. It's worth waiting for this week's New Yorker. Not so the morning paper, anymore. The problem here goes beyond the newsprint issue.

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