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The Downfall of the Typewriter
August 28, 2012Posted by on
ALERT: This post has no Penguins news in it.
We are witnessing the decline of a staple of everyday life for most people. It is the newspaper. Nearly everyplace you look you are seeing and hearing about daily newspapers going from a daily publication to three times a week.
It happened today, twice in two AHL East Division markets:
Just shocking to see this. Harrisburg Patriot-News going to print just three days a week, starting in January. bit.ly/NA2X1A—
John Walton (@WaltonCaps) August 28, 2012
Big news regarding the The Post-Standard syracuse.com/news/index.ssf…—
Jim Sarosy (@JimSarosy) August 28, 2012
Tim Leone covers the Hershey Bears for The Patriot News. Lindsay Kramer covers the Syracuse Crunch for The Post-Standard. You can follow both men on Twitter @timleone and @PSCrunchHockey respectively.
Jonathan Bombulie tweeted this form of satire the other day:
My wife and I just used a coupon at Old Country Buffet. Kids, don't major in journalism.—
Jonathan Bombulie (@JBombulie) August 23, 2012
I truly feel a bit of resentment as the untrained, unpaid, “fan blogger” in even continuing and maintaining to blog if by doing so leads to the downfall of print journalism either directly or indirectly.
Let me state unequivocally that it is not this blogs intent to take away from anything the paid professionals, be it in Hershey, Wilkes-Barre, Syracuse, Chicago or beyond put into print. I encourage you to read the actual journalists first because I always do.
That said, the intent of blogging and the downfall of print may be unavoidable in this “I want it now” society. Face it, news happens and breaks in real time in this day and age. The people who truly get their news from a newspaper anymore are few and far between with the dawn of the blog, the smartphone, Twitter, Facebook and beyond. That the newspaper may be extinct in ten years like the tube television is an absolute crying shame.
Buy a newspaper. You don’t know what you have until it’s gone. Let’s all hope that day never comes.