Publishing Research Quarterly

, Volume 27, Issue 2, pp 126–134 | Cite as

The E-Reader as Replacement for the Print Newspaper

  • Barry A. HollanderEmail author
  • Dean M. Krugman
  • Tom Reichert
  • J. Adam Avant


This study examines the effects of a major metropolitan newspaper’s withdrawal from a city and whether an e-reader pre-loaded with a digital subscription to the newspaper would act as a replacement. In-depth interviews with 20 former readers of the newspaper found the device, the Kindle DX, to be generally liked for its readability but a poor substitute for the published version of the newspaper.


Circulation Demographics E-readers Kindle Mobile technology Newspapers Smart phones Subscribers 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Barry A. Hollander
    • 1
    Email author
  • Dean M. Krugman
    • 1
  • Tom Reichert
    • 1
  • J. Adam Avant
    • 1
  1. 1.College of Journalism and Mass CommunicationUniversity of GeorgiaAthensUSA

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