The Grave Dancer’s Folly

Despite the tedious posturing of both Web triumphalists (Jeff Jarvis to the Newspaper Association of America: “You blew it!”) and ideologues on either end of the political spectrum (two recent reader comments on CJR.org: “The mainstream media has sold out to our corporate controlled Congress,” and “Newspapers deserve to die like Pravda and Izveztia [sic]”), nobody is winning the debate... Full Story »

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Posted by: Posted by Derek Hawkins - Jul 21, 2009 - 5:21 AM PDT
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Edited by: Derek Hawkins - Jul 25, 2009 - 8:12 AM PDT
Andrew B
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by Andrew B - Jul. 22, 2009

Pretty feeble attempt by a (newspaper?) to justify the continued existence of newspapers. I'd think that any print periodical trying to justify its continued existence would try to at least cite some more examples of its necessity and the services it provides.

Another example of how newspapers need to stop whining and modernize to deal with the information age. It's true no one knows what that means (mentioned in the piece), but I'm not really seeing a lot of innovation.

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Stephen Babcock
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by Stephen Babcock - Jul. 22, 2009

I don't think anyone reading a magazine for the journalism industry would argue against the journalism industry's existence. Telling your base exactly what they want to hear by saying nothing at all? I feel like I've heard this before...

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