Wednesday, July 23, 2008


Newspapers are melting down nationwide and in Hawaii—find out more on Town Square, Thursday 7/24, 5-6 p.m. 89.3 FM KIPO

by Larry Geller

It’s not just the Advertiser, which recently announced a round of layoffs. Something like 6,000 journalists nationwide have lost their jobs, and overseas bureaus have been shuttered. Print papers are fleeing to rushing to the web as their business model falters. Property advertising has deserted them, followed by employment ad revenue. The cost of newsprint (and shipping it to Hawaii) has increased.

What to do? What does the future hold for national and local papers? Will there be any investigative reporting after newsrooms are further depleted?

Tune in to Town Square on Hawaii Public Radio on Thursday, 5-6 p.m. on 89.3 FM or streaming via the web at

Beth-Ann’s guests will be Mark Bowden, correspondent for the Atlantic Monthly and author of Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War, and Hawaii journalists Ian Lind and Crystal Kua.

Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War
by Mark Bowden

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Will you still be reading a newspaper 5, 10, 15 years from now? Where will you get your news?

Tune in, call in, they’ll be talking about disappeared news(papers).


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