The Nose: Tracking Changes In Newspapers And Occupy Wall Street

Oct 14, 2011

Are we all entitled to a few blind spots? If so, one of mine is newspapers. I keep thinking somebody is going to find ways to improve them and make them thrive, even as the evidence of my own eyes suggests the opposite.

Today on The Nose, one of our panelists is Susan Campbell from the Hartford Courant. A few weeks ago, she shuttered her blog on the newspaper's web site. And this week, her colleague Helen Ubinas announced that she's leaving.

As I look around the state, I see a couple of newspapers owned by the Journal Register Company trying new things, and the New London Day is experimenting with ways to build an online database. But the newspapers I used to know are gone, and I don't think anything like them is coming back.

Later in the show, we talk about the rise of Herman Cain and his 9-9-9 plan, the shifting attitudes toward the Occupy Wall Street movement and an online magazine's series of essays on crushes.

Leave your comments below, e-mail colin@wnpr.org or Tweet us @wnprcolin.