Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

This is from a couple years ago, but I just found it today while looking for an image for another item. I read it "from AdAge to the Wyoming Tribune Eagle." The main reasons for unsubscribing? I found three: price increases, much weaker news coverage, and bias. The core of 'what makes a newspaper' has been hollowed out (not just in the U.S., but worldwide) and yet we're being charge more for it. I felt a sadness in the responses, as each person who unsubscribed recognized that they they were losing (or, more accurately, has already lost) something vital and important. There's a wider lesson here, I think, as the rest of society is being hollowed out in this way - not by technology, but by an ethos.

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