Traditional Publishing, REST IN PEACE
This is the headline that greets you when you land on a web page erected as a memorial to commemorate the decline of Traditional Media. A photograph of a man who seems to be in distress and who’s possibly just lost his job accompanies this headline. If this does not paint a bleak picture, go on to read the 548 headlines that all sing to the same tune as the following:
- Bad Times: NYT Says Revenue Fell 13.9% Last Month- Forbes.com
- Men’s monthly magazine Arena to cease printing after 22 years- Guardian.co.uk
- Cosmopolitan UK publisher to cut 100 jobs- Guardian.co.uk
There’s even a website entitled Newspaper Death Watch that chronicles all the publishing and newspaper houses that close down. All rather morbid wouldn’t you say?