Posted tagged ‘print’

Aging and the News Redux

August 19, 2008

No sooner do I write a post questioning the use of online news sources than my RSS feed gets hit by a glitch and I spend the next 8 hours repeatedly clearing my reader of an AP article that answers my question.  That answer, yes younger audiences use the internet more as a news source, but the majority are just not following the news at all.  Also, despite the median age of 60 for tv news viewers that I reported on yesterday, television news still receives more use than any of its competetors.  Kind of sad.

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Failed intentions

July 31, 2008

I was holding off on posting anything concerning this, but now I see that adds are available online and open to comments so I’m going to go ahead and do it.  The Boston Public Library is in the process of launching a new ad campaign, and the results do not paint libraries in the best light.  For example one commenter says it makes “the library look like a disorganized place full of arrogant know-it-alls”.  Hardly a flattering image.