Just in case you thought papers were dead…

Despite the occasional tensions between the online world of blogs and offline news production, Slugger central has always retained a healthy appetite for print newspapers and magazines. The Belfast Telegraph yesterday featured a series of senior industry insiders on the future of the news market. And on Sunday Peter Preston offered the FT as an example of trimming for a specialist market. In the end, it seems, well written news stories sell newspapers.

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty