NEW YORK – Journalism is in trouble. Writers of articles pointing this out typically argue that this is really bad for democracy or America or whatever. Anyone who disagrees is too stupid to read this so I won’t bother to repeat this obviousness. Such writers also point out contemporaneous evidence of the media apocalypse; here are the three I came across recently.
One — 1,800 local newspapers have gone out of business in the last 15 years. Since print newspapers generate 90 percent of stories that appear on radio, TV and online, that’s a big loss.
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