In the latest New Yorker Eric Alterman examines the history and future of the “dead tree publications”.
According to â€œAbandoning the News,â€ published by the Carnegie Corporation, thirty-nine per cent of respondents under the age of thirty-five told researchers that they expected to use the Internet in the future for news purposes; just eight per cent said that they would rely on a newspaper. It is a point of ironic injustice, perhaps, that when a reader surfs the Web in search of political news he frequently ends up at a site that is merely aggregating journalistic work that originated in a newspaper, but that fact is not likely to save any newspaper jobs or increase papersâ€™ stock valuation.
Thanks to “Bob Cringely” for the link. In his post Bob describes the sort of smart RSS feed he wants — as do we.