Thursday, March 26, 2009

Is Obama's Press Conference Another Sign of Newspaper Decline?

Check this out from Michael Calderone's blog at Politico:

During President Obama's second East Room news conference, he took questions from 13 reporters over about an hour -- that's the same as during his first presser on Feb. 9.

But in quite a departure from the first presser -- and White House protocol -- Obama skipped over the nation's top newspapers. Indeed, there were no questions from the NY Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal or USA Today. That might not sit well with the already insecure newspaper industry.
Considering the trends we've been seeing lately, is this a subconscious sign of the end of days for printed news? Or is it merely the President's way of "spreading the love around" to media outlets which normally get ignored?

The comments section is open for your opinion, sauciers!