Daily papers walking the plank

There’s an eye-opening column on Business Week’s web site that suggests that a major American city’s daily paper is due to close, from a business perspective, in the next 18-24 months. Guess which one’s at the top of the list?

Big hint: Top stories have recently included several (front-page) cheers on the awesomeness of “Ratatouille”, a story that liberally quotes a fake newspaper and, ahem, why women like uncircumcised men.

What’s even more eye-opening than the column are the comments below it, which range from, basically, “American newspapers are useless, the Internet is better,” to “the SF Chronicle is a left-wing propaganda machine that doesn’t report news, the Internet is better.”

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