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.
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.