In an opinion piece, Chris Powell, the managing editor of Connecticut's Journal-Inquirer, explains that newspapers can be sold to traditional nuclear families, but they don't appeal to the modern types of family unit in modern America, which according to him, constitute single mothers.
According to stuff.co.nz, Powell said that newspapers appeal to traditional households, two-parent families involved with their children, schools, churches, sports, civic groups, and such, but not to those headed by single mothers.
He further said that single mothers, who have several children by different fathers, survive on welfare stipends, can hardly speak or read English, move every few months to cheat their landlords, barely know what town they're living in, and can't afford a newspaper subscription even if they could read.
In the opinion piece, Powell expressing his concern about the society said that the social disintegration and decline in civic engagement coincide with the decline of traditional journalism just as much as the rise of the Internet does.
--ANI (Posted on 03-10-2013)