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НЬЮ-ЙОРК – На прошлой неделе в печатных СМИ появились многочисленные слухи: ста журналистам нового бюро новостей "Нью-Йорк Таймс" предложено отказаться от своих должностей за компенсацию, а в случае отказа поступить таким образом, они потеряют свои рабочие места; в британских газетах ожидаются масштабные сокращения; сильно досталось персоналу Condé Nast – восемь уважаемых редакторов были уволены из журнала Glamour . Складывается впечатление, что в США и других странах ускорилось давно предсказанное исчезновение печатных новостей, которое достигло, своего рода, критической массы.

Глава известной школы журналистики, выражая чувства, характерные для всех ее коллег, сказала мне недавно: «Мы готовим студентов к профессии, которая не будет существовать в том виде, в котором мы ее знаем, к тому моменту, когда они закончат свое обучение».

Замаскировать действительность невозможно - читатели газет, по крайней мере на Западе, становятся все старше; а более молодые читатели предпочитают получать информацию из Интернет, где на прочтение новостей они тратят гораздо меньше времени, чем читатели печатных газет; и что больнее всего для отрасли, люди, которые были готовы платить за газеты, не готовы платить за ту же информацию на своих экранах.

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