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.
Things you don’t see in the news… As their sales decline, KMart and JCPenney give away more and more merchandise for free. With sales flat, McDonald’s gives away free hamburgers. Newspaper owners are so dumb.