Thus ponders the sage of FT Worth. That'd be me. I am to blame for this topic.
Why in the digital age where news reaches us as it happens would anyone want to read a newspaper? Isn't it just regurgitated old news? My goodness.
Truth is, I enjoy the newspaper - both hard copy and online versions. I find them quite relevant. A good story, well written, beats the hell out of a talking head trying to get the scoop on-site as it happens any day. . In fact many - most? news stories happen over time and things change rapidly. Facts change as they are discovered, not speculated on. I'd rather read a well-written recap of an event than stay glued to my computer/TV 24/7/365 as a story unfolds.
Here's a blog that discussed this same topic and I think he nailed it - Are Newspapers Relevant?
Two of the most important stories in my lifetime may not have happened without newspapers - Watergate and the NSA scandal. Both required real investigative journalism.
Without newspapers would we know anything about this guy?
Before social media there was this....
So yes my friends - newspapers are still relevant. Maybe more today than ever, progressive or conservative, don't give up on them.