The newspaper, when television first became a threat 15 or 20 years ago, went exactly the wrong direction, most of them.
I was adamant that she was too young and took the newspaper to my parents for further authority.
But newspaper economics do not support months of reporting on a story of this size.
[T]he newspaper that drops on your doorstep is a partial, hasty, incomplete, inevitably somewhat flawed and inaccurate rendering of some of the things we have heard about in the past twenty-four hours -- distorted, despite our best efforts to eliminate gross bias, by the very process of compression that makes it possible for you to lift it from the doorstep and read it in about an hour. If we labeled the product accurately, then we could immediately add: But it's the best we could do under the circumstances, and we will be back tomorrow with a corrected and updated version. [David Broder, Pulitzer Prize acceptance speech, 1973]