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David Carr, Newspaper Writer, Spells Out Newspapers’ Doom

In his latest column, David Carr paints a pretty bleak future for newspapers for someone employed by a newspaper. Carr says that the deterioration of the newspaper industry is both “hilarious and terrifying” and likens it to a sinking ship:

Between operational fiascos and flailing attempts to slash costs on the fly, it’s clear that the print newspaper business, which has been fretting over a looming crisis for the last 15 years, is struggling to stay afloat.

If you didn’t enjoy that depressing analogy, Carr has another one for you:

…with underfunded pension plans, unserviceable debt and legacy manufacturing processes and union agreements, the newspaper industry looks a lot like, well, steel, autos and textiles.

Writing about your own job’s demise must be incredibly sad. We don’t know how Carr does it. He did give us some insight though, in his “My First Big Break” video segment, which you can see after the jump.

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