Sunday, April 19, 2009

Skip the Newspaper, Save the Planet?

Tom Zeller Jr. writes:

Insiders and armchair analysts might quibble over the real root of the industry’s woes, but a move last week by Marriott International, the global hotel and resort chain, suggested that, in an increasingly carbon-conscious world, newspapers have another sort of sustainability to worry about.

The hotelier announced that it would no longer deliver newspapers automatically to the doors of its guests — a ritual it has observed since first securing a deal with the Gannett newspaper chain, publisher of USA Today, 25 years ago.

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