Sunday, March 29, 2009

All the news that's fit to be birdcage liner

David Sirota writes:

Most newspaper postmortems insist that decreased ad revenues brought on by the Internet and the recession caused journalism's problems, not self-inflicted wounds. If that was entirely accurate, then readers might lament newspapers' decline as a loss of must-read content. Instead, Pew polls find "many Americans wouldn't care a lot if local papers folded."

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