Writing in The Nation, John Nichols and Robert McChesney note
that the disappearance of the daily or local paper is ominous. Clay
Shirky, in a widely circulated essay writes that, “If you want to know
why newspapers are in such trouble, the most salient fact is this:
Printing presses are terrifically expensive to set up and to run.” The
digital revolution means that newspapers will disappear. The question is
whether journalism will survive.
On GRITtv Nation writer John Nichols, Colin Robinson, a former senior
editor at Scribner, and Paul Gillin the founder and editor of News Paper
Death Watch discuss the future of publishing and print journalism.
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