For years, one of the most widely read sections of any newspaper was the obituaries. But judging by a recent Pew Research Center study, we might soon be reading the obituary for print journalism as a whole.
According to the study, newsroom workforces at print newspapers have been cut in half over the past decade. The primary reasons for the decline are obvious: media bias and the rise of online news sources.
The evidence for the latter effect is overwhelming — employment doubled at digital news outlets over the same period. But as for media bias, although conservatives may take delight in seeing left-wing print news outlets fall apart, the result is a short-term negative for our nation.