The Decline of Print News Is Hurting Us All

For years, one of the most widely read sections of any newspaper was the obituaries. But judging by a recent Pew Research Center study, we might soon be reading the obituary for print journalism as a whole.

According to the study, newsroom workforces at print newspapers have been cut in half over the past decade. The primary reasons for the decline are obvious: media bias and the rise of online news sources.

The evidence for the latter effect is overwhelming — employment doubled at digital news outlets over the same period. But as for media bias, although conservatives may take delight in seeing left-wing print news outlets fall apart, the result is a short-term negative for our nation.

Read the entire column at the Washington Examiner.


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Author: Adam Guillette

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