Journalists have given up providing news, they have settled to more product sales at the expense of news, truth or the facts. Thus bringing on the level of disrespect that they so richly deserve.
As someone who writes press releases as part of my day job, it's always disappointing to see how much of what passes for "journalism" is just mildly rewriting someone's press release, but then it's all the more encouraging when you can tell that someone's taken the time to do some additional research and write a real story.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer is reducing it's delivery. It will deliver only a few days a week, but it will be available at the newsstand (stores) every day. People are upset and this will likely cost them some subscriptions. Unfortunately, advertising is based on circulation, and subscriptions are a large part of determining that. I think they are risking a bad spiral.
Nearby we have two daily papers; the Lorain Morning Journal and Elyria Chronicle-Telegram. They are not as large (and in some cases not as good), but both seem to be doing well in comparison.
Cleveland ceased to be much of a newspaper town when the Press folded. When the venerable Plain Dealer is compared to the Lorain and Elyria papers, this is a sad state indeed, but it wouldn't surprise me if the smaller local papers have taken over as the real source for local news, as the larger papers have become mainly vehicles for syndicated stories, and local news is even being outsourced-- http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisf...yperlocal-news