The demise of the newspaper industry

April 5, 2014 at 11:26 AMMichele Mottini

I worked most of my carrier writing software for newspapers’ production. It is an industry that is quickly going to the dumps, at least in the ‘developed’ world.

I just found out that the Fredericksburg, VA ‘Free Lance-Star’ is in Chapter 11. It was the first US newspaper that used the software I worked on, and the very first US customer I visited back in 1997. A family-owned newspaper with a long history, it was a nice business and a good customer. They taught me stuff, and I was even invited at the house of the publisher/owner for lunch.

I understand the reasons why newspaper are gong away, but it is still pretty sad.

Posted in: Opinion

Tags: ,