Blog posts are short. Blogs and internet communication has undercut newsprint’s cutting edge. Newpapers should be more like blogs:
“ONE REASON SEEKERS of news are abandoning print newspapers for the Internet has nothing directly to do with technology. It’s that newspaper articles are too long. On the Internet, news articles get to the point. Newspaper writing, by contrast, is encrusted with conventions that don’t add to your understanding of the news.”
Well, it seems it has a lot to do with technology…newspapers have maintained outdated conventions…and many new conventions are likely being created right now, elsewhere.
It seems like a question of how much of the old machinery will survive.
Also On This Site: Bill Virgin says newspapers built up their value, and slowly let it die: From The Seattle Post-Intelligencer Via Sound Politics: Why Did The PI Die?..Who Reads The Newspapers?…
Two previous two posts which might have some links of interest: From The New Yorker: Malcolm Gladwell’s “Priced To Sell”…From The Becker-Posner Blog: The Future Of Newspapers.