The Washington Times - December 5, 2008, 09:14AM

The credit rating firm Fitch Ratings says that several newspapers will likely fold in coming years, leaving “several cities” without a daily newspaper by 2010, Editor and Publisher is reporting.

Can you imagine a world without newspapers? Apparently, you can.

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People are forgetting the utility of newspapers because they are focusing on the Internet too much. But you can’t wrap a fish in a Web site and you can’t line the bottom of a bird cage with a URL.

Newspapers are cheap, handy, informative and dispensable — maybe a little too dispensable.