Sunday, November 06, 2005

In Steep Decline

The print media, that is:
The Audit Bureau of Circulations is coming out with its report on newspaper popularity (what else should we call sales) and it’s going to be bad.
Circulation numbers are plummeting. I can't say I'm surprised. Nor can I say I'm overly saddened. There is still, however, a big place for newspapers in America. The question is whether the publishers will do what it takes to find it. Here's a clue: Drop the fiction of non-biased reporting . . . and drop the pretentious nonsense, too. I think the British Model might work well here. The British Model, that is, as it is understood by the right honorable James Hacker, Her Majesty's Minister for Administrative Affairs.