What Newspapers Are Good For

I don’t think anyone has broached the subject. If newspapers totally disappear, how are we going to train the puppies? Forget that with the end of newspapers a lot of people will be out of a job: talented journalists, editors, photographers, cartoonists, delivery kids.  If newspapers do go out, I will certainly miss them. The local news, the spreading out of newsprint on the table.  But as the above cartoon depicts, I worry about the puppies, too.

Perhaps, with so many people buying so many ipads and ereaders now (over and over again with each new edition), we will have a surplus. If we don’t already. However, I just don’t think they will work as well as newspapers in this case. And, frankly,  in many other cases as well.


About Liza Donnelly

Cartoonist and writer and live drawer for The New Yorker, CBS News. Speaker for TED and others. Books: Women On Men, http://www.narrativemagazine.com/store/book/women-men
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5 Responses to What Newspapers Are Good For

  1. Terry M. says:


    reminds me of joke on The Simpsons last week:

    • Oh, wow. Totally coinciental that I and the Simpson writers thought of that. I didn’t see the Simpsons last week (actually have never watched them). Not too difficult an idea to come up with, frankly, if I may say so myself! But I’m sort of happy that at times I think like the writers on the Simpsons….

  2. Not to mention how do we cut out the awesome cartoons and hang them up on a corkboard? 😉

  3. Rob Husberg says:

    This is one of my faves in quite a while. Personally, I tend to think that ideas sort of float around in the ether until individual minds snatch them. Possibly you and the Simpsons writers drink the same blend of coffee. For me, Sundays are just no longer the same, what with the ereader spread out on the living room floor. Doesn’t have quite the same “cozy” effect.

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