[I spent a long time on a comment over at a Michael Miner post, so I thought I’d repurpose it, because I think it’s interesting]

Frequent commenter Pelham writes in the same thread:

“I wonder whether the problems confronting newspapers and some alt weeklies is really traceable to the fact that there is simply a dwindling population of people who wish to be informed in any meaningful or useful way about much of anything that matters.”

My slightly revised response, after the jump….