Thursday, January 13, 2005

Are newspapers boring?

Newsosaur says yes. The former media executive says that's why readership is down, etc., etc.

The publisher of the Columbia Journalism Review says the problem lies with the customers. They don't care like they once did.

Americans know a lot about a lot of things, but when only 41 percent of teenagers polled can name the three branches of government while 59 percent can name the Three Stooges, something is seriously amiss.

Ah, heck. They're both right. Newspapers are boring much of the time, some more than others obviously, and today's would-be "readers" don't care as much as they once did because they're alienated, watch too much MTV, play too many video games and figure they get the news they need on the weather report.

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