The News Today About Tomorrow

A few weeks ago I published a column discussing the apocalyptic advance of all things digital. The column highlights the recent decision by the Huntsville Times to follow a three day hardcopy publishing schedule beginning sometime this fall. In the column I chastise The Huntsville Times and Al.com for being impetuous in their publishing decisions:

2012.07.17 – www.tocc.tv | Editorial
The News Yesterday About Today

As it happened, the New Orleans Times-Picayune also announced a three day publishing schedule the same week. The two are probably the first major papers to have done so. The Times-Picayune received national attention over the digital landmark.

But as it turns out, I may have been right on all counts after all, because now The Baton Rouge Advocate has announced plans to step in and print a daily paper for New Orleans – shipping them overnight for distribution.

More On The Story
WWLTV.com – Baton Rouge Advocate plans daily N.O. paper

Filling The Void
We will have to wait and see whether hard copy newspapers will survive at all. But for now, N.O. gets a reprieve. As for Huntsville, there’s still that open window…

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