and not a symptom of its death
A Columbia Journalism School panel on the future of the newspaper industry ended with a solemn and bold pronouncement: “If print newspapers disappear, it will be a fundamental threat to our democracy.”
Are printed newspapers really a precondition for democracy? No! Not really, free speech and free access to all media [including the Internet] are!
via / recommended read
I also like and dislike the following proposition in David Eaves and Taylor Owen paper 'Missing Link'
- of course, just for the purpose of learning (PDF)
Nostalgia is not a growth model
[Postulating] Objectivity is condescending
Newspapers: great creators, poor distributors
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