Sunday, November 22, 2009

Are newspapers really dying? We need to hear from you.

From the East Iowa Herald:

The press is silent in the small Iowa town. The newspaper, a 153-year local tradition, is now being assembled and printed in a city nearly 100 miles away. Some employees reported, anonymously out of fear of losing seemingly already tenuous jobs, they found out their building could be sold by reading an article written by a company executive from her office in that far away city and printed (far away) in their own newspaper.

Not so long ago, papers, like the one in that small town, were not-so-jokingly considered a license to print money.

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