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News To Know: When Newspapers Are The Headline
By Dave Goldstein, May 8, 2009 10:27 AM
It seems like just about everybody is looking for a bailout from the government these days. Banks and automakers have both gotten a helping hand, but could newspapers be next? With the economy being what it is, an industry that has been facing increasingly tough times has been pushed to the brink. So the question is how bad are things for newspapers? Well if a whole bunch of layoffs and closings are any indication, the answer is "pretty bad." So what happens if we lose this institution? Can "new media" take the place of newspapers? While it's too soon to know if we are witnessing the death of a medium for certain, the long-running animated comedy 'The Simpsons' certainly seems to think so.