POLITICO reports that even if newspapers were reasonably priced or subsidized by government grants and freely distributed, there may not be much interest from readers. “Their apathy ultimately expressed itself in financial terms. Weekday newspaper circulation has dropped from about 55.8 million households to about 28.6 million in the past two decades.”
There Is Little Interest In Local News Among Readers
Author: Jason Remington Published Date: June 13, 2021 6:08 pm Comments: 4 Comments on There Is Little Interest In Local News Among Readers 0 795
Author: Jason Remington
Creator, Admin, & Editor of QZVX.COM, former broadcaster at KAMT/Tacoma, KRPM FM/Tacoma, KJUN/Puyallup, KASY/Auburn, KTAC AM/Tacoma, KBRD FM/Tacoma, KMTT FM/Tacoma, and KOOL FM/Phoenix. -- Airchecks
4 thoughts on “There Is Little Interest In Local News Among Readers”
This is generational…younger folks are generally only concerned about their Facebook/cell phone happenings….they not only cannot write anymore..but they increasingly use those damned “emojis” to express their feelings…we are truly a dumbed-down society.
Bad news for the worker, great news for the trees!
I find it very sad that we may soon be deprived of a printed newspaper to join us for breakfast each morning. I’m very tactile and find comfort in turning the pages of my morning newspaper, which I still have delivered daily to my front porch. Although the cost of daily delivery has risen sharply in the past few years, I find it a small price to pay for the solace I receive from my daily perusal of this source of local and national news I can believe in – to say nothing of the comics and crossword puzzles. Besides, reading on electronic devices makes my eyes awfully tired and sometimes produces eye-strain headaches.
(With the current recycling of newsprint, I’m not too concerned about trees).
Newspapers would be better with a radio-tv column.