As a publisher of two local newspapers in New Jersey- I am here to tell you that local newspaper circulation is actually going up and not down.
True daily papers are declining.
Local newspapers are to newspaper medium as twitter is to the internet.
We are small bursts of information about what is going on in a given community at the time.
I leave the hard news to the daily papers and of course to the internet and TV but if people are looking for a good news easy read -they pick up a local paper. We also host a website:
www.riverviewobserver.com and I think you would find it quite interesting -even if you don't reside in our area.Here we post national stories and we get hits from all over the world.
Newspapers have played an important part in our society for hundreds of years.
Some may see it as a 19 century medium but I am telling you; local news, and the spread of it in newspapes is here to stay.
And by the way -we only use recycled paper to create our publications- so no trees are dying.