Friday, March 20, 2009

The tragedy that's not: Newspapers

Carroll Doherty, associate director of the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press, talks to Media Life about the role of newspapers in civic life, how they compare to television, and what readers think about their continuing financial woes.

Q. Only one-third of respondents said they would miss their newspaper "a lot" if it folded. What does that say about the state of the industry?

A. It highlights the difficult challenges facing newspapers. What may be worse is that just 23 percent of those under age 40 say they would miss the paper a lot.


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