Lifehackers React to the Demise of Paper Newspapers

Lifehacker opened a discussion on the future demise of print newspapers, prompted by news that the Christian Science Monitor will now appear online only.

I’m still interested in the impact this will have on food reporting. Have the genres of recipe books, food memoir, and food history grown large enough to supplant anything newspapers could report on?

Have there been any discussions of newspapers shutting down their test kitchens as a result of shrinking budgets? I think this would be an interesting story.

ETA: Gannett blog reports that the features sections may be completely ELIMINATED from some papers. Via: a Gannett reporter friend who might not want to be linked.

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  1. I hope this isn’t the case. I don’t know about anyone else, but I’ve always found searching for recipes on the internet (not internet newspapers) to be awkward. Many recipes aren’t spelled correctly, missing steps, and for some reason, I find it hard to trust the recipes are any good if they haven’t been “awarded the priviledge” of being featured in a newspaper, magazine, or cookbook.


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