Newspapers drive blogs; newspapers disappearing. What next?

A Pew report notes that, in a study done in one week in Baltimore last year, newspapers (including weekly and specialty) continue to drive news coverage in all media, including blogs. The study refers to “the echo chamber of the Web”, in which most of that which is posted is uncommented on linkage.

Meanwhile, another study from Harris shows that 77 per cent of Americans won’t pay to read newspapers on the web. With traditional circulation falling, what happens to the blogosphere when the source of all news, the much-maligned newspaper, goes under?

Pew, January 11 2010

Harris, January 13 2010

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