Friday, March 13, 2009

One More Nail in the "Print" Coffin

News Blues is reporting today that National Public Radio is cancelling all its newspaper subsciptions, effective immediately. The memo that went out read, in part, "This is a cost-saving measure company-wide". I would bet that NPR, with its national audience, will likely get many of their subscriptions comped, if the newspapers' marketing departments have anything to say about it.

Yesterday, they reported that the New York Times us unable to sell its corporate jet.

Really? Why would they have a jet still?

They themselves are reporting about the demise of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer here, and the newspapers that built their online models in the same way that the staff photographer took on freelance assignments, foretold the demise of the former, and the unsustainable business model of the latter.

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Anonymous said...

Hey Photojournalists do you see the writing on the wall?

Now get off of your "high horse" and stop with the snobby attitudes.

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