Comment of the Day

Reader: Print is dead, and someone should tell the Denver Post

Our item about the elimination of a stand-alone Travel section in the Denver Post's Sunday paper speaks to the continuing challenges facing traditional media organs.

This development sparked one reader to wonder why the Post hasn't gone entirely digital.

eCurmudgeon writes:

Someone explain to me again exactly why the Denver Post continues to print on dead tree?

These days, any news organization with a clue would move exclusively to the web and mobile apps. It's far less expensive than physical printing and delivery, better for the environment, and most important of all focuses advertising resources towards a demographic with the disposable income to buy iPhones and the like.

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