With the digital era moving full speed ahead, I wonder how many of us still read their local hard copy newspapers. Once I used to drink my morning coffee near the coffee table in the living room or in the kitchen with a fully opened double spread often black and white local newspaper. Today, I find myself sipping the morning coffee on my desk in front of a 17in screen either on my desktop or laptop, skimming through my Google Reader feeds or my favorite daily/hourly online newspapers.
Well, without looking at comprehensive statistics here, our reading habits have prominently shifted, as revenues from most print related items have been cited to be declining in the past few years. Joe Lichtman goes on to discuss how newspapers should grow their online revenue to make up for the declining revenue on the print side.
Furthermore, more and more people today are using their cell phones to surf the Web, and while online news consumption moves further to the portable mobile, it seems mobile services may be saving the local newspaper.
So what about you? Do you read on your mobile, laptop, at work or are you the loyal type – on the couch with the daily local hard copy?