From ACM Ubiquity comes “Newspapers and The New Paradigm” by Mohan Babu K. I haven’t had a chance to read it, but I thought it might be worthwhile noting for teaching later on. Here’s the first paragraph:
The topic of the future of newspapers is almost as topical as the news that papers have been serving customers for centuries. In discussions during the past decade, the impact of the Technology was always at the fore: advances in printing, typesetting, desktop publishing and threats from other broadcast media — radio and television. Not surprisingly, innovations in Information Technology and widespread adoption of Internet are shaking the Newspapers publishing business by the roots. The recent wave of high-profile mergers and consolidation at large papers, now playing out at the revered Wall Street Journal is attributable in part to the threat from the online world.