Newsweek is for sale. The Philidelphia Inquirer will launch this June its 3-d section version. Stanford bids goodbye to their huge library. So what do these three news have in common? Some have conceded to technology, while others want to experience slow death.
It is a fact: the old media publishing world is dying. And if these institutions have given up, what happens now to factual reporting?
As a consumer, I feel elated that I can read news online, and download e-books to my hearts content. However, I know that we are also losing great people who writes for a living. Information is now free. But journalists are losing their jobs.
Having read that Stanford Library are putting their books in storage, to pave way for the more efficient digital library, made me feel nostalgic. I have never been to Stanford, but the act made me realize that books will soon become artifacts.
And generation X,Y and Z have become witnesses to these technological transition.