Sunday, February 1, 2009

Collapse of newspapers inspires little action or hope for change

Todd R. Brown writes:

Why are newspapers culturally important? Great question. I never liked the format, being a long-ago magazine publishing major. Still, I happened into newspaper reporting and earned an appreciation for the simple mission of educating readers about important ideas and events, from local government meetings to historic religious and ethnic conflicts.

How, or if, that mission will continue to be carried out in a shrunken media landscape is a big question mark.


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