As Fewer People Read Newspapers, More Share Their Front Pages
Posted: 1/7/2014 | By: Jeremy Barr | Poynter
Newspapers are dying. But their front pages aren’t.
At a time when print advertising revenue continues to decline and publications are laying off staff in droves, newspaper covers are increasingly being shared digitally — helped along by the ease of posting on Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms.
But why? More than anything, these A1s are seen as an encapsulation of a historical event, to be seen and filed away for a distant time when we want to remember how much something mattered in its day.