(THE AMERICAN CULTURE) -- Leonard Pitts, a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for the Miami Herald, weeps for the sad state of the printed newspaper. In his latest column, Pitts decries how award-winning newspapers are struggling to maintain circulation.
The example he cites is the Times-Picayune in New Orleans — which in May announced it would lay off staff and cease daily print publication. On onlythree days a week from now on will its diminishing subscribers see a bundle of newsprint and glossy advertising on the stoop. The horror!