Thursday, January 29, 2009

'Death of newspapers' can be slowed by innovation

Whitney Hodgin writes:

By graduation, I will be navigating around the yellowing-paper corpses of the Christian Science Monitor, the New York Times, the Boston Globe, the Chicago Tribune, the Philadelphia Inquirer and so on — with a degree in print journalism as relevant to new media as Pong is to current video games. It's a bitter pill to swallow for people with a bachelor of arts and the foresight to brace themselves for a lifetime of meager wages — an especially bitter one for the current crop of students like me, who expected baby boomers to retire and gladly vacate the payrolls they raised us on.

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