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Newspapers: how the Internet is forcing innovation : Comments

By David Myton, published 10/5/2007

Beware the Jeremiahs of doom? Newspapers are facing their greatest challenge in the history of newsprint.

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I am dismayed that weekend newspapers are increasing in sales. They are so big that one can actually feel their weight when picking them up. Buying a newspaper must be a ritual many cannot get out of. The weekend papers have nothing in them but junk information which must be irrelevant to the lives of practically all who read them. If anything really important happens, there is no way people who do not buy newspapers will not find out about it. I hate the thought that ancient and noble trees are being sacrificed for this shallowness.
Posted by healthwatcher, Thursday, 10 May 2007 10:45:33 AM
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Podcast in time will reduce the need to buy newspapers. I get my news from the internet, Sky News, BBC World News, CNN, CNBC and Blommberg. News papers are like Fox News when you want to know what is going on in the world of politics, you can bet their views will be favouring one side or the other. More than half of the items in the newspaper you don't bother to read. Tell me why did Packer split PBL?
Posted by southerner, Thursday, 10 May 2007 11:05:35 AM
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I fully agree Healthwatcher and Southerner.

I did read Sunday papers once, but I canít actually remember learning anything. They seem to be some type of comfort food for the mind, rather than something that enlightens the mind.

Iíve also never heard of Sunday papers being delivered (probably because they weigh so much), and I have wondered how much CO2 is being created by consumers driving to the newsagency to dose up on Sunday papers.
Posted by HRS, Thursday, 10 May 2007 6:07:14 PM
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I for one will be glad at their demise, however fanciful the notion they might disappear is. Not least because ownership laws allow consolidation and the formation of a media monopoly. The internet is a far better source of information, as long as you read widely you will not be beholden to consolidated, corporate media interests (which are more than likely not to be in alignment with your own).
Posted by Steel, Friday, 11 May 2007 1:32:15 AM
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