Decline of the Daily Newspaper
1:00 pm
Fri July 11, 2008

Decline of the Daily Newspaper

Decline of the Daily Newspaper
The daily newspaper, once a staple of the family breakfast table and coffee shop denizens, is under attack from the proliferation of electronic media and rising fuel and printing costs. The McClatchy Company, owners of the Charlotte Observer and other daily newspapers, recently laid off over a thousand employees. We'll talk about challenges facing the daily newspaper in general and the Observer specifically.
Howard Weaver - Vice President, The McClatchy Company
Min Jiang - Asst. Professor, Communication, UNC Charlotte
Rick Thames - Editor, The Charlotte Observer