THE HIGH COST
by Two Way Street’s Editorial Committee
Obituaries are a time-honored tradition that also happens to be the most highly profitable advertising format in journalism. Anyone who is still reading print publications has surely noticed that the newspaper obituaries sections are getting smaller and smaller every year. It’s been going on for at least a decade and it is only getting worse. People rely on the Obituaries section of the newspaper to find out about the people in their communities, to learn about their ancestry, and to keep up to date with the passing of friends and family. Obituaries contain information about births, deaths, and associations, surviving family, educations and accomplishments of the deceased.