Newspaper circulation on the decline
It was reported recently that many major newspapers have seen a marked decrease in their print circulation numbers. This isn’t a truly obscure thought, as we realize that online news has become the standard for a new generation of info-hounds. This political election should help to illustrate this fact as the immediacy of information no longer allows the print industry to remain current. Sure we see the print versions with similar content, but the prevailing winds of change will most definitely begin to blow toward the bits and bytes contrary to the analog.
From the moment the news is released it can now be rehashed, shared, commented upon, cited, and seen within nanoseconds. As much fun as cutting newspapers up and using them in scrapbooks, media has certainly found more social interaction with their online variations than their traditional formats.