The funeral procession for the American newspaper stretched across the land from Denver to Miami as longstanding newspapers went digital, bankrupt or belly-up. Magazines faced a similar fate when publishers like Conde Naste dumped some of their oldest titles with cries of budget concerns and dwindling audiences. Thousands lost jobs as the future of traditional publishing was left up in the air. As usual, the death knell was rung a tad prematurely. Media companies always find a way to reach audiences and to change so the tears were certainly unnecessary.
The New York Times, for example, just launched the newest version ofÂ The Â Times Reader whichÂ features Â seven days of the paper in its entiretyÂ for $3.45 a week, crossword puzzle included. This digital version is compatible with Macs and PCs while providing nifty page turning and [Read more…]