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June 30, 2013

Nathan Brown: We have to keep you coming back

The fact that Anderson residents continue to get the newspaper delivered to their doorstep on a daily basis is a commodity to be cherished in today’s world of journalism.

The fact that in a town without a major pro sports organization within 40 miles a newspaper can afford to staff enough people to produce a product that circulates to 30,000 households every day is an impressive feat.

After taking three years of journalism classes at IU, after a while, all you seem to hear from friends, family and professors alike is that journalism is changing, and newspapers may not survive much into the future.

The capabilities of the Internet are growing every single day. Readers are finding out more and more that virtually all of the news they look forward to reading when they walk out to their driveway in their bathrobe and slippers every single morning to retrieve the newspaper can be found online, and nine times out of 10 it’s free of charge.

Yes, some newspapers are trying to protect their products and set up pay walls for their online content so that only subscribers can get their entire product every day. But, especially in larger cities with several newspapers, as long as some newspapers keep their online content free, readers will flock to that online site, leaving print newspaper subscriptions plunging.

At the Associated Press Sports Editors Convention this week in Detroit, I learned that the Detroit Free Press, one of the city’s two major newspapers, has gone to home delivering a print copy of the news just three days a week. Subscriptions are down, interest in having a hard copy is dropping, and it’s often times just not cost effective to put on paper what you can put online for a fraction of the cost.

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