The print media has suffered a great decline in advertising revenue over the past few years, those freebies you used to put in paper for free such as obituaries and those little meeting notices. Those little community meeting notices and who was awarded something is missing except maybe in your local weekly paper.
Obituaries for my bride in three daily papers ran $1500. Most people have stopped putting them in all papers because of costs and that is a shame because most are advertising in the lesser cost newspaper which means if you don’t receive that paper you miss the notice including the service if you want to attend.
Papers have shrunk in size both width and length, according to them to make our reading easier. What they don’t mention is you also are getting less news. With the computer era we can catch-all the news on-line or television, many times before we receive our paper.
Recently my paper cut out something in the Sunday edition, a section I rarely read. But to continue that section I could pay a few dollars more a month. I refused.
Now I am receiving my paper daily on my email as well as a live paper, for FREE no less. Yeah, something is in the works, and I feel a screwing coming. I like having my morning newspaper in my hand, I don’t want to sit in front of a computer to ready my daily newspaper.
More newspapers are going on-line; this may be the wave of the future. I hope not.