Changes at The Times-Picayune lay bare the roots of a national trend

The recent changes at The Times-Picayune to stop publishing a daily paper and instead publish three days a week are unfortunate for the residents of the city and surrounding areas. However, it was only a matter of time before this or something similar happened given what’s been happening to newspapers across the country for the past couple of decades.  Lots of people claim that this is a result of the growing popularity of online news and the burgeoning glut of information in general available on the Internet, or perhaps, they suggest, it is a result of not enough people subscribing to the paper and paying for content.