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If newspapers go away ...

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Johnny Dangerously, Jan 23, 2009.

  1. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Active Member

    I'm sure this has been done before, maybe in a column, but I'd love to see what this board can combine to compile. I don't want to debate the newsprint business model vs. online delivery of the news -- we have enough of those threads -- but, rather, to consider a world vastly different than the one in which we grew up.

    It reminds me of a cartoon I saw in a college textbook: "Dad, what's clockwise?"

    So, if newspapers go away ...

    ... what will students hold up in front of their faces at basketball games while the visiting team's starting lineup is announced?

    ... what will fans and players raise in celebration on the field or court after winning a championship?

    ... will Internet stories on Inkjet stock be the paper of record in scrapbooks?

    ... what will people collect to commemorate historic occasions, such as Barack Obama's inauguration?

    Please add your own, if you'd like.
  2. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    ... what will I line my birdcage with?
  3. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    ...what will newborn housepets crap on?

  4. STLIrish

    STLIrish Active Member

    Will sales of packing-paper (like, for wrapping dishes when you move) go up dramatically?

    Will the paper-recycling industry collapse?

    In what will people wrap their fish?

    What will we do with all the tight little plastic bags papers come in?
  5. Magic In The Night

    Magic In The Night Active Member

    How will TV and radio reporters get their news to report?
  6. lono

    lono Active Member

    ... Who will dysfunctional parents of high school kids call up and rail against in a rabid and self-righteous rage?
  7. Keystone

    Keystone Member

    ...and bloggers, too.
  8. expendable

    expendable Well-Known Member

    What will Johnny from Airplane! use to make a hat, a brooch or a pterodactyl?
  9. huntsie

    huntsie Active Member

    What will you take to the crapper?
  10. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    And what will the content of that BlackBerry be? A thousand blogs on last night's Red Sox game?
  11. expendable

    expendable Well-Known Member

    What will you use to threaten the dog?
  12. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    What will my mom and I fight over in the mornings when I visit?

    Where will my mom cut out her coupons?
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