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Youth are to blame, too

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Stefanie Cutrona's Sept. 23 column, What's wrong with the paper, describes her own feelings regarding the newspaper, social media and the changing face of journalism.

The addition the Internet has made to news is astounding. But to suggest that a mechanism that has been around for hundreds of years is replaceable by Twitter is ridiculous. A medium with 140 characters or less to tell a story leaves readers with plenty of room for wrong assumptions.

It is extremely unfortunate that journalists have lost their jobs because of people's lack of interest in the paper. This is especially so when the reasons for that lack of interest are inconvenience, impatience and an inability to fold a paper. As a young university student myself, I feel that some of my peers may need a brief history lesson to appreciate what the newspaper has done for society -- and possibly a lesson in how to properly fold one.

Instead of pointing out the flaws of the paper, maybe it would be better to point out what is wrong with us, the youth of today. It is clear that we are too lazy and self-consumed to understand anything beyond a condescending easy-to-read point of view. Maybe we shouldn't be proud we spend so much time on Twitter and Facebook.

All in all, I do not see that journalism is moving houses; it is simply adding a garage of convenience.

CALLIE BLANK

Winnipeg

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition September 27, 2012 A11

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