“Nobody reads newspapers anymore.”
“It’s time for newspapers to go all digital.”
“Newspapers can’t remain profitable in the digital age.”
We’ve all heard those comments. Perhaps some of you reading this agree with those statements.
I’m going to step out on a limb and say of these doomsayers, “They’re wrong.”
Sure, over the last decade numerous daily newspapers have abandoned print for digital-only editions, or have closed altogether. But most of those newspapers were in cities that had more than one newspaper. Birmingham. Honolulu. Phoenix. Seattle. Los Angeles (home of the Times, the Daily News and, at one time, the Evening Express, the Herald and the Herald-Examiner).