[![Flying Clouds, Hidden Meanings](https://i2.wp.com/www.onemanandhisblog.com/content/images/2008/10/2980979414_8ab3508587_m.jpg?w=960)](http://www.flickr.com/photos/10163152@N03/2980979414/)Image by [TomRaven](http://www.flickr.com/photos/10163152@N03/2980979414/) via FlickrI’ve had my head down for the last few days, catching up on things after my sojourn in Berlin. And in the meantime, things are beginning to look distinctly rocky, aren’t they? Not only has the Christian Science Monitor become the first US national newspaper to abandon[ daily print publication](http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/10/28/AR2008102801800_pf.html), but [Newsweek has financial problems](http://www.foliomag.com/2008/newsweek-publisher-s-credit-ratings-downgraded-negative) and so does the [New York Times](http://www.reuters.com/article/industryNews/idUSTRE49M4PY20081023). And there’s [plenty more bad news](http://privatefraser.wordpress.com/2008/10/29/dont-panic-291008/).
Even unrelated blogs like Web Worker Daily are asking “[Would You Miss Print?](http://webworkerdaily.com/2008/10/29/open-thread-would-you-miss-print/)”
Bleak times ahead I think…
But at least some people are [standing up for the value of print](http://www.noodlepie.com/2008/10/what-happens-to-newspapers----what-is-driving-change-it-social-trends-competition--what-value-do-people-get-from-newspap.html).