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  • - se a casa de Aristides de Sousa Mendes fôr reconstruída para um projecto ligado com a sua vida
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  • - se cada um de nós Ler +
  • - se cada um de nós respeitar os passeios como lugar de trânsito dos peões, sobretudo dos que têm menos mobilidade
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quinta-feira, agosto 31, 2006

OS MEDIA E NÓS O Independente

O Independente acabou.

The Economist escreveu no seu último número sobre a morte dos jornais. O texto, referindo embora os grandes problemas que a imprensa enfrenta, deixa uma mensagem de optimismo para o jornalismo de qualidade. E deixa entrever que a imprensa devia tentar compreender melhor o que os leitores querem.

The future of newspapers

Who killed the newspaper?

Aug 24th 2006
From The Economist print edition

The most useful bit of the media is disappearing. A cause for concern, but not for panic




"“A GOOD newspaper, I suppose, is a nation talking to itself,” mused Arthur Miller in 1961. A decade later, two reporters from the Washington Post wrote a series of articles that brought down President Nixon and the status of print journalism soared. At their best, newspapers hold governments and companies to account. They usually set the news agenda for the rest of the media. But in the rich world newspapers are now an endangered species. The business of selling words to readers and selling readers to advertisers, which has sustained their role in society, is falling apart (see article).

Of all the “old” media, newspapers have the most to lose from the internet. Circulation has been falling in America, western Europe, Latin America, Australia and New Zealand for decades (elsewhere, sales are rising). But in the past few years the web has hastened the decline. In his book “The Vanishing Newspaper”, Philip Meyer calculates that the first quarter of 2043 will be the moment when newsprint dies in America as the last exhausted reader tosses aside the last crumpled edition. That sort of extrapolation would have produced a harrumph from a Beaverbrook or a Hearst, but even the most cynical news baron could not dismiss the way that ever more young people are getting their news online. Britons aged between 15 and 24 say they spend almost 30% less time reading national newspapers once they start using the web. (...)

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