old media fades awayFirst it was the Tribune; now they say it's Lee Enterprises, which owns the Post Dispatch and the Southern Illinoisan. Did blogging do in all these traditional newspapers? No, apparently craigslist and the people who replaced the classified ad system with a cheaper one. Classifieds were the main source of newspapers' revenue.
What would life be like without the Post Dispatch, the Trib, or the Southern? I can't imagine. But even with them, you couldn't argue that we had an educated populace.