It is too early, far too early, to be writing the obituary for newspapers in their traditional form. They have been around for more than two hundred years in a number of variations on their present form. Yet there is no doubt that the early years of the twenty-first century witnessed greater uncertainty than ever before, compounded in 2008–2009 by a serious economic recession. There was hysteria, fear, even panic. It was a good time for pundits because they were offering ‘analysis’ and ‘predictions’ to a world that did not fully understand what was happening or going to happen. It was a time to doubt the ‘certainties’ of those who could not be certain. It was a time ...
Newspapers at the Crossroads
Newspapers at the crossroads