The future of newspapers

School of Communication and Culture Associate Prof. David Black was interviewed by Pamela McCall of CFAX 1070 July 1 about the uncertain future of print journalism.

Here is an excerpt:

“When we get overwhelmed we go to that which is arguably easier,” says Black. He offers Twitter, sports, horoscopes, and celebrity news as examples.

“And that is where it’s incumbent on us as the public to say, ‘Look, I need good information, it’s as important as oxygen. I am going to commit myself to subscribing to the paper I like, to support the media I care about, and recognizing that nothing in life is free, including good information.’ So be willing to pony up and pay for that.”

Listen to the full story starting at 33:48.