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How many great stories will we miss when newspapers go down?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Simon_Cowbell, Aug 23, 2009.

  1. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    With the net so targeted, and with our interests so ingrained.... will we find the great, great "random" stories that are in the paper (or even the lively "brites" that bring a chuckle) online?

    Front-page stories will be easy to track down. It's that good, eclectic collection of stuff inside that gets more dicey IMO.
  2. amoney

    amoney New Member

    I still have yet to trip over one blogger on my way to cover city council.
  3. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Newspapers won't die. I think they might have a resurgence, too. Woodward this morning was telling Matthews (on CNN, I think) was saying it's just going to take someone creating the right business model again.

    Then again, he was sitting next to a nail-chewing British lady who runs The Daily Beast, an on-line-only news rag that is confident it can be a news leader.
  4. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Hell, I find those easier online than I do anywhere. Any of the sites like msn.com are filled with the "brites" or whatever. Plus, people here always seem to find the interesting little stories to post.
  5. Mystery Meat II

    Mystery Meat II Well-Known Member

    And there's aggregators like fark that point the way to unique/oddball stories. That's kinda the Intranet's strength.
  6. WriteThinking

    WriteThinking Well-Known Member

    We will not know because we will be missing them, and we won't even be aware of it. After a while, that will just be the way it is.

    People will get used to it/know no differently and probably won't care, because they won't be aware enough to do so.

    Sort of like someone who doesn't hear something but doesn't know that because they never heard it in the first place.
  7. crusoes

    crusoes Active Member

    In other words, we'll miss all of them.
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