Thursday, May 28, 2009

Newspaper crisis endangers democracy

Phil Power writes:

Even with newspaper-owned Web sites showing substantial increase in reader traffic, the recession has dried up advertising of any sort, whether automobile, real estate, retail.

By the time the country comes out of the downturn, it may be too late for many newspapers.

This presents a danger to our democracy that is so huge it almost can't be exaggerated. Mark my words. This will lead to a national catastrophe so large as to be ... invisible.

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