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The not-so paper news

Yesterday, Yahoo! News posted a list of the 10 newspapers most likely to fold / move entirely online.  Some of these newspapers are in cities with more than one daily newspaper (Chicago, Detroit, Philadelphia); others are their city’s only source of daily (paid circulation) print news (Boston, San Francisco).  On the other end of the spectrum, TechCrunch listed the 50 most linked to media sites.  (Fortunately for the beleaguered newspapers, there is some overlap.)

More bad news for book publicists?  Well, yes, obviously, if the newspaper disappears entirely.  But maybe not so bad if the paper goes, but the news remains.


March 10, 2009 - Posted by | Miscellaneous, Trends |


  1. Newspaper format always kinda annoyed me. I know, I know, don’t kick a dog while it’s down. I’m just saying I never recieved a frission of tactile bliss from reading a newspaper the way I do with a book treebook (“treebook” as opposed to “ebook”).

    Comment by Tara Maya | March 10, 2009 | Reply

  2. As newspapers shift online, we’ve noticed a great deal of variability in the amount of coverage on arts, living and entertainment. Generally, book reviews are less, but coverage of events, or author profiles, are usually the same. Our hometown newspaper, The Baltimore Sun, is not the best, but our other hometown paper, The New Orleans Times-Picayune is outstanding for breadth and detail.

    Comment by Obie Joe | March 10, 2009 | Reply

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