The de-newspaperization of America
The loss of newspapers is part of the long-term destruction of urban America
It used to be there were local newspapers everywhere. If you wanted to be a journalist, you could really make a good living working for your hometown paper. Now you have a few newspapers that make a profit because they are national brands, and journalists are having to scramble to piece together a living, in some cases as freelancers and without the same benefits that they had in a regular job for a paper, What's true in journalism is true in manufacturing and is true in retail. What we have to recognize is that those old times aren't coming back.