PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) – The New Orleans Times-Picayune published a printed newspaper everyday for 175 years.
In September, that ended when they decided to print only three days a week, with the rest published digitally on their website. Then, starting Jan. 1, Harrisburg’s Patriot-News did the same thing. Is this the future of all newspapers?
KDKA-AM’s Larry Richert and John Shumway talk to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Executive Editor David Shribman about the future of print media. He says, the Post-Gazette isn’t going anywhere.
“I checked- we came out this morning, we’ll come out tomorrow, Saturday, Sunday…,” says Shribman. “We were here for George Washington, we are here for Barack Obama, and we’ll be here for his successor’s successor.”
While he doesn’t expect the Post-Gazette to go anywhere soon, he does acknowledge that the industry is changing.
“It has gotten tougher. Reading patterns have changed,” he said. “Younger people aren’t as devoted to the newspaper as they once were.”