By Jackie O’Neal
He affirmed that in the past, executives tended to reason that as 20- somethings aged into 30-somethings, they would pick up the newspaper habit. "That isn’t happening. And, it isn’t likely to change. Readership will continue to erode, probably at an even faster pace than today”.
He also disagrees with government intervention towards saving local editions- raising the question: How can the press be free and independent if the U.S. Treasury is writing their checks?"
When I visited the Palo Alto Weekly in California recently, Jay Thorwaldson, the editor said he thought it would be difficult for anyone to figure out exactly the direction journalism is headed in faced with predicament the newspaper industry is mired in now.