There is a complicated history as to why newspapers didn’t catch on when the internet came into being. This has caused them lots of problems. It has also caused lots of problems for writers. But this is a reality that newspapers, writers, heck, the entire publishing industry must now acknowledge. Missteps made in the past, whether it’s a personal decision or a bigger business decision, can’t be undone or redone. However you wish to see it.
As for newspapers, Business Insiders reports that they have seen sales plummet once again. Here’s a graph that will make anyone in the newspaper industry grumpy.
Many newspapers have begun to throw up paywalls to their content, hoping this will help stop the hemorrhaging. It would appear that solution doesn’t seem to be working.