Blogger: I'm Not Surprised by Cutbacks at Birmingham News


90.3 WBHM For more than a decade, those who watch journalism have been warning about the death of newspapers. From paper to ink to distribution, they're expensive to produce. Carl Carter is a former Birmingham News reporter who left the business many years ago, but continues to track the evolution of the newspaper industry in his blog New Media Rules. He says when Advance Publications announced last month that it was scaling back production of the Birmingham News to just three print editions a week, he wasn't surprised. He tells WBHM's Tanya Ott it follows a trend that's playing out across the country.




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~ Tanya Ott June 7, 2012