Newspaper racks: Where’d they all go?

By Steve Outing

Does anyone know about current trends in newspaper racks? I ask because on Monday I was hanging out with my daughter in the impressive and recently renovated Natick Collection (a.k.a., Natick Mall) near Boston. I wanted a copy of the Boston papers, but couldn’t spot any newspaper racks.

I asked the guy stationed at the impressive information booth in the middle of the mall, who informed me that there was no place to get a newspaper inside the mall other than a CVS drug store on the far end of the bottom floor that sold them.

Hmmm. Perhaps I just haven’t been paying attention to such things. But it struck me as surprising that newspaper racks have disappeared from some shopping malls.

Is this the situation at the mall near you?

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!