Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Newspapers Need to Adapt, Journalists Need to Prepare

Lauren Brooks writes:

It’s a scary time to be a young journalist working at a newspaper.

But I have hope. Not for the newspaper industry, but for myself and my fellow journalists.

I don’t know anyone my age (25) or younger who subscribes to a newspaper. In fact, I know very few people in their 20s who read newspapers at all. They get their news online. They may read online newspapers, but many just read big-name papers or blogs. Many don’t bother keeping up with local news.

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