Adam Thierer writes: "There’s been a lot written in recent months about the 'death of old media' in general and the demise of newspapers in particular. Regardless of where you get your news, the headlines all scream that the days of old media are numbered. Here’s a small sample of some of my recent favorites:
>Newspapers Struggle to Avoid Their Own Obit (Christian Science Monitor, 4/25)
>Print Insists It’s Here to Stay (New York Times, 5/2)
>Unread and Unsubscribing (a George Will Washington Post column, 4/24)
>Newspaper Circulation Dives As Readers Get News From Web Sites Investors’ Business Daily, 5/16)
> Farewell to Newspapers: Will Increased News Options on the Web Lead to the Death of Newspapers? (Michael Malone on ABC News.com, 5/24)
> Hard News: Daily Papers Face Unprecedented Competition Including From Their Own Online Offspring (Washington Post, 2/20)
Again, that’s just a small sample. Every day there seems to be another person wanting to pen old media’s obituary. In fact, today’s Wall Street Journal featured an entire pull-out section entitled 'How Old Media Can Survive in a New World.' The story’s subtitle was the real kicker: 'The Digital Revolution Threatens to Push the Traditional Newspaper, Television, Music and Advertising Industries Into the Dustbin of History.' ..." Link: The Technology Liberation Front.