Newspapers Baffled by Declines — I’d be interested in what you thought about this new column now running in PC Magazine. I’m asking for a second thread here because I’ve run into numerous blogs written by ex-newsmen as well as entire j-school departments which all make it sound as if the death of the newspaper is a foregone conclusion.
And it’s not as if the bloggers can tolerate any disagreement. I still keep running into references to New York Times’ technology reporter John Markoff’s off-handed remarks that he does a blog, it’s called “Newyorktimes.com” In a recent conversation he told me that as far as he was concerned blogging is essentially the same as “stamp collecting” for the semi-retired. He believes it has no future since no reporting is done.
A full report will follow shortly.