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The Inevitable Media Conversation

Almost every day of my life, I pick up a newspaper and read it.  A physical newspaper. A dead tree. Killed for my enjoyment. Take that, hippies.

Unlike many of my contemporaries, I enjoy reading the newspaper. I’m not hardcore like some people. I don’t read the whole thing, front to back. I avoid the boring sh*t. My focus generally lends itself to the sports page and whatever else I have time for. Still, even that little bit of interaction with the printed word makes me a rare breed in this day and age.

Newspapers are failing. It’s no big secret. They’ve been in disrepair for the better part of the past decade. As the internet has become the world’s premier source for information, newspapers have taken a backseat in people’s everyday lives. Why read a paper when you can have news delivered instantly to your computer? It’s a fair question, and one that cannot be logically refuted.

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