Printed Matters: Remaking Newspapers
Today on our program, a visit to the Centrepoint archives of the program Sunday Morning. This one is from April 1991 and is about the decline in readership of the newspaper. In some ways, you could listen to this documentary and the conversation that follows and find it as relevant today as when it first aired twenty years ago- people are still writing and talking about the decline of the newspaper. And yet some things are different now too. There's hardly a mention of online journalism, let alone social media, which newspapers have wholeheartedly embraced. And it's also worth keeping in mind that this piece aired shortly before the explosion of news channels on television.