Iowahawk: Decline and Fall of the Newspaper
posted at 5:20 pm on May 5, 2007 by see-dubya
You probably caught the buzz that newspaper circulation is cratering. For example, it was presented here in tabular form.*
And here it is presented, by Iowahawk, in historical narrative form. This one bears some close reading all the way through, but it’s pretty funny. Especially if you’ve ever subscribed to a small-town newspaper.
I like the little ABC Madam twist at the end. It seriously scares me that they have control over a list of all of this woman’s clients. What sort of concessions, news access, political, or otherwise, are they capable of extorting with that information?
* Curiously a couple of papers with right-leaning editorial boards, the WSJ and the NY Post, edged up.