Warren Buffett and Jill Abramson don’t see print newspapers going away

WARREN BUFFETT: “I think newspapers in print form, in most of the cities and towns where they are present, will be here in 10 and 20 years. I think newspapers do a good job of serving a community where there is a lot of community interest.” (nytimes.com)

JILL ABRAMSON: “For foreseeable future, I think I’m going to be putting out the best news report in journalism that will be both in newspaper form and all kinds of digital forms,” says the executive editor of the New York Times. (capitalnewyork.com)
* Of course, Abramson hopes Nate Silver will stay with the Times (mediabistro.com)
* Abramson: “I have every confidence in [Mark Thompson] as CEO (businessweek.com)
* Abramson: I couldn’t fire columnist Joe Nocera even if I wanted (businessinsider.com)