I remember getting the newspaper (and working for one too, many years ago), but it's been a long time since I've anything with newsprint but put it in my woodstove. Nor am I alone; newspapers are struggling for readers and for a future strategy, and Eugene's Register-Guard is no exception. They recently discussed the challenges facing the paper, as well as what they are looking at as a long-term web and print strategy:
Home | "Register-Guard aims to serve print readers, grow online" | The Register-Guard.
"The Register-Guard will continue to focus on a seven-day-a-week newspaper for “print loyalists,” while searching for new ways to reach younger readers through a variety of online offerings, Editor and Publisher Tony Baker told the Eugene City Club on Friday"
What I would hope to see is increased local and state coverage, and less national and world coverage — there are plenty of sources for these. The R-G has made a lot of steps in this direction, particularly with blogs and video. While for now they're continuing with a print edition, I wonder how many more years it will be before that print newspaper is no more?