Thursday, July 2, 2009

CONFESSIONS OF A 26-YEAR-OLD NEWSPAPER READER

Alexander Ewing writes:

The story of the demise of print journalism, and its greying readership, is well-trodden. Less common is the sad tale of the 20-something print reader caught between rising subscription rates and supercilious glances from blogging, twittering contemporaries. "Did you pay for that?" They ask this with their eyes as their lips turn into a vague sneer. Indeed, I did. I am 26 years old and I subscribe to a print newspaper, an expensive one, seven days a week. I am part of a dying breed, fatefully attached to a dying medium: the print-loving progeny of the internet age.

Why do I pay for what others get for free?


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