"For those of us of a certain small-but-growing subset—the blogging, commenting, techno-savvy, early-adopting, extreme-news consumers—it’s sometimes easy to forget that most people don’t live like we do. They don’t use RSS. They don’t Twitter. They don’t read twenty blogs a day. They (some 100 million or so) still actually pick up the newspaper and read it."
Chittum argues that newspapers continue to outweigh Web readership of information and that even the most prosperous news sites are only fractionally as large as their print readership.
There is an underlying resiliency of print and shortfall in their effort to sell the Web to audiences, he concludes.