Thursday, December 18, 2008

I read the news today, oy vey!

The Tribune Company, owner of—among others—The Chicago Tribune, The Los Angeles Times, The Baltimore Sun, The Orlando Sentinel and The Hartford Courant has filed Chapter 11. No big mystery as free news sources abound and newspaper readership grows ever more slender.

I remember what a nice thing it used to be to hole up in a comfortable chair every Sunday with the fresh, heavy, inky, Sunday New York Times and a pot of coffee.

No newspapers. One of those “grandpa, what was it like...” moments you thought would never come. Maybe they’ll grow lean and bounce back for a time. Who knows? Industries are ever evolving or disappearing. Looks like maybe the horse and buggy could come cart off the newspaper.