Iowa’s Newton Daily News offers insight into the changing landscape of newspaper publishing:
Have you heard the news? Newspapers are dying.
Media corporation Gannett, owners of the Des Moines Register, announced more layoffs earlier this week. In all, 700 Gannett employees, including a reported 13 at the Register, lost their jobs. The news prompted a whole new round of hand-wringing about the imminent demise of the daily newspaper. Newspapers are on their way out within five years, people say.