I hope you weren’t planning on a newspaper career

By Steve Outing

How bad are things looking for the newspaper industry? They’re so bad … that the Minneapolis Star Tribune has stopped giving employees free copies of the newspaper. Instead, they get access to a NewsStand eEdition digital replica of the print edition. … Funny, yet sad.

Author: Steve Outing Steve Outing is a Boulder, Colorado-based media futurist, digital-news innovator, consultant, journalist, and educator. ... Need assistance with media-company future strategy? Get in touch with Steve!

2 Responses to "I hope you weren’t planning on a newspaper career"

  1. kpaul
    kpaul 11 years ago .Reply

    we had to pay for our papers at Gannett owned The Star Press. and it was “kinda sorta” mandatory to buy a subscription. (not to mention they kept charging me for it after they downsized me…) i’m not bitter, though. really. i’m free now. 😉

  2. Colin Brayton
    Colin Brayton 11 years ago .Reply

    Steve, it can be done. You just have to go somewhere without electricity, like we did this winter. It\'s scary, but it can be done. Books are a surprisingly good low-tech substitute. I\'d forgotten that. And conversation using the vocal chords is not as bad I had remembered, either.

    Came across your blog through random link jumping in search of journos smarter than me. There are horrifyingly many. :-) Adding you to blogroll.

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