The decline of newspaper readers in our nation
The decline in the number of newspaper subscribers and readers seems to be a barometer of the changes that continue to take place in our Nation. That is in relationship to how Americans receive their news. One must ask, as newspaper readers continue to decline, what effect will this have on our Nation? For example: how do we as a people continue to grasp the importance of keeping up with local, national and world events without a variety of free and independent newspapers; to compliment the new electronic-age.
Today in this the 21st century there are numerous ways to receive the news, for example: television, radio, the internet and even more. However, the decline and demise of newspapers, should be discussed and evaluated for the good of our republic.
Finally, this Nation cannot afford to see newspaper after newspaper go into oblivion because of a lack of readers. A nation without a variety of free, local and independent newspapers cannot continue to be a vibrant, informative and cohesive democracy. Without the support and freedom of our press this Nation in time, could be vulnerable to a nondemocratic existence.