…and so they face the final curtain:
“Current estimates are that 700 of the 1,400 US newspapers will be out of business by the end of the next decade..”
Things have gotten so bad that the situation has even inspired a grass-roots effort of the kind usually aimed at curing deadly diseases, saving endangered species, or freeing the unfairly imprisoned: Today has been designated America’s “National buy a newspaper day”.
Their friends will say it clear, they’ll state their case of which they’re certain:
I don’t think it’s overstating the problem to say democracy is at stake.
But there were times, I’m sure you knew, when they’d print off something not quite true. But through it all, when there was doubt, they’d make it up and churn it out. The record shows, the public chose….
Tinsley says she’s optimistic that “after a period of markedly less in-depth reporting, the public will realize what it’s missing and the market will respond with a solution.”
….to do it our way.