NC Media Watch

A quest for reason and accuracy in letters to the editor, guest editorials and other issues of interest to the citizens of Western Nevada County.

Sunday, November 06, 2005

On the Death of Newspapers

Jeff Acerman, the Union Publisher, has some interesting comments on his blog on this issue, as does the Buzz Machine. If you follow the comments you will find that small community newspapers, that listen to their readers, are flourishing. This supports Jeff's focus on local issues. The main stream papers, mostly liberal in editorial philosophy, are in decline.

To be fair, the main revenue decline is the loss of classified ads to the Internet. Why buy an ad for an audience of a few thousand, when you can get ad on the Internet with an audience of millions at a lower price? The market rules! What happens when we get a local craigslist? Is KNCO swap shop our own version of craigslist, with out the personals?

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