Monday, April 20, 2009

The sinking newspaper industry

As a former reporter for a McClatchy (then Knight-Ridder) newspaper, I can't convey how sad this makes me feel: New York Stock Exchange threatens to de-list McClatchy Newspapers. I got out of newspapers before the industry crashed, but I still believe we need strong newspaper-style journalism. It doesn't have to be in print, but there has to be a business model that will make this kind of in-depth journalism work, or this democracy of ours will be in deep, deep trouble.

For all the real news about what's going on behind the scenes at this newspaper chain, see McClatchy Watch.

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