The Technology of Journalism Improves, But Young People Still Ignore the News

Read up on the sturm und drang in the news business and you'll find plenty of pundits predicting the death of print journalism in the next five minutes or so, along with a few (like myself) who think newspapers have still have some life left in them. Whichever side you're on, the debate seems to mostly focus on delivery systems and business models - print vs. digital, display ads vs. pay-per-click, and so on.

But all the geek-speak loses sight of a more fundamental problem: With each passing year, young people grow less interested in the news, regardless of how it's delivered.