Here’s our theory: Daily deadlines did in the newspaper industry. The pressure of getting to press, the long-practiced art of doom-and-gloom headline writing, the flinchiness of easily spooked editors all made it impossible for ink-stained wretches to look farther into the future than the next edition.
He also delves into some botched tries at using the internet to create revenue.
It’s an industry autopsy done by the replacements. Ouch.