In response to the letter (“Blame the media’s bias for newspapers’ decline,” The Herald, Jan. 8) and the reason why the newspaper industry is suffering financially as outlined in The Herald’s Jan. 1 editorial, well, I just think major points are completely ignored.
It isn’t because newspapers are too left or too right. In the 1950s, magazines lost out on their advertisement revenue because of television taking over. Now, newspapers are losing out on virtually all of their advertisement revenue to the internet. Also, the young generation coming up doesn’t get its news from newspapers.
I’m in my late 30s, and hardly anyone I know around my age reads newspapers. That is really sad to me, but understandable when almost everyone has a smartphone and a television. These are the reasons is why the newspaper is being crippled and devastated.
I guess some people want to live in a world where facts are ignored and politics are behind everything, but in this situation, it simply isn’t the case. But I will continue to read and support the newspaper industry because I love them and don’t mind ink on my fingertips at all.