In my school’s main building, they offer a bunch of newspapers for free. There’s a huge stack delivered every morning, and the papers are put…

In my school’s main building, they offer a bunch of newspapers for free. There’s a huge stack delivered every morning, and the papers are put right where everyone can see them. The thing is, the stack hardly seems to shrink as the day goes on. People just don’t take them. I don’t think this is really indicative of the newspaper business’ fortunes, but I think it shows how differently our generation consumes news. For me, a paper is a really unattractive way to find out what’s going on. First of all, it’s often old. Things happen very quickly, and the newspaper will always be delayed by at least half a day. Second, paper’s inconvenient. Trying to read one on the train or while walking is difficult – and just pray a light breeze doesn’t pass by. Still, I like to know what’s going on, so I have other resources. My big question is whether other people in my age range like to hear the news at all, or whether it’s something they just don’t relate to.
– Will

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