Wednesday, April 8, 2009

We don't need newspapers, we need journalism

Catherine Ford writes:

Arguing that newspapers are dead makes about as much sense as arguing that rotary dial telephones are dead: It’s pointless.

Just as the delivery of human conversation has morphed from the rotary to the push-button to the iPhone, so too the delivery of information has changed and will continue to do so. Newspapers on paper, as Michael Kinsley wrote in Time Canada, “are on the way out.”

But what newspapers do, better than any other medium, is deliver information in an unbeatable, retrievable, storable form.

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