While perusing a review of the crumbling state of our nation's newspaper industry, I crossed paths with these chilling words:
The unsettling possibility looms that some big cities could lose their
sole remaining daily newspaper â€“ and that the public won't care. If the
dead-tree edition of a newspaper falls in a crowded media forest, will
it matter, except to the journalists who work there? Are newer, hipper
online news outlets poised to fill the void? What, if anything, will be
And the public won't care! That's what scares me the most. Even more, that the public won't care if good storytelling follows these newspapers down the drain. In our soundbite-saturated culture, are we forgetting the treasure that daily newspapers bring to us in good stories?