Don't Discount Print Product.

AuthorJohnson, Darren

I wouldn't discount the print product as not viable or capable of growth. ("Opinion: Sorry, Jack Shafer. You Got This One Wrong!") While we are all on computers and devices reading this article now, there are lots of places and populations that are better served by print. For example, many rural communities have poor internet connectivity, still. In poorer communities, many people do not have computers. SUNY and CUNY, when forced to go online, had to deliver thousands of computers to students who did not have one, for example. Of course, we know older populations prefer print, but younger people in news deserts seek it out, too. There are even news deserts in densely populated areas like the Bronx, where people eagerly take newspapers from honor boxes on the street. Some people just want a break from...

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