Is Nelson Right?

In a March 2008 article for The New Yorker, Eric Alterman writes:

In a recent episode of “The Simpsons,” a cartoon version of Dan Rather introduced a debate panel featuring “Ron Lehar, a print journalist from the Washington Post.” This inspired Bart’s nemesis Nelson to shout, “Haw haw! Your medium is dying!”
“Nelson!” Principal Skinner admonished the boy.
“But it is!” was the young man’s reply.
Nelson is right. Newspapers are dying….

Taking [their] place, of course, is the Internet, which is about to pass newspapers as a source of political news for American readers.

Read the full article Out of Print: The death and life of the American newspaper.

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