There was a time in America when the news was delivered on your doorstep in a newspaper. In L.A., it was most likely called the Los Angeles Times. Then, came radio and newsreels. Television. The internet. Suddenly, anyone could access the AP wire or Reuters. People began reading blogs for a more entertaining way to get the news. Then, the L.A. Times began distributing its news on the internet. Now, it even blogs about the news, which it will eventually turn into longer, less entertaining stories for tomorrow’s press. You will read stories that you’ve already heard about online, and have nothing new to show for it except dirty fingertips.
Anyone else find this just a little amusing?
LAObserved reports on a new round of layoffs from a different newspaper almost every day. The question is, are local newspapers like the L.A. Times still relevant today? If you say yes, how often do you read it, and are you a subscriber?
I’m just curious, because it dawned on me today that I haven’t had the paper delivered since Al Gore invented this thing. He sure saved me a bundle.