As if we needed any more evidence that print journalism (and the daily newspaper in particular) is on its way out. The New York Times
reports today that daily newspaper circulation
nationally continues its precipitous decline. The Atlanta Journal Constitution
, one of the few remaining decent dailies in the South, is now in crisis mode, engaging in a complete overhaul
that will result in the loss of almost all its critics.
And speaking of critics, Jack Garner
, the Gannett News Service film critic whose insightful work runs in The Tennessean
, has had enough and will hang it up effective June 15, ending a distinguished 37-year newspaper career. Jack's a great gentleman of news, and his loss will be a blow for Gannett. We certainly won't be seeing his kind again, if for no other reason than dailies are now in a rush to get rid of their film critics—what was the name of The Tennessean's
film critic again?