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Good Riddance To Mainstream Media

Good Riddance To Mainstream Media

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Mainstream media is dying. The network evening news audience is in steady decline; the big three magazine publishers, Time Inc., Condé Nast and Hearst have all closed or consolidated titles; and the newspaper industry has been especially ravaged, with dailies folding across the country. Increasingly people get their news from the internet and from cable channels. Advertisers are moving on to Google and other non-traditional sources. Do these developments leave us better off? The democratization of news, in an unfiltered internet to which all bloggers and news aggregators have equal access, is a good thing. It encourages a diversity of voices, competing to provide information and analysis. Others argue that the public loses when traditional journalistic standards are no longer upheld, and where resources to investigate and report critical stories are no longer available. Can mainstream media re-invent itself to thrive in a digital age? Does it matter?

  • Katrina vanden Heuvel

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    • Editor & Publisher, The Nation
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  • David Carr

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    • Published Writer for the New York Times
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  • Phil Bronstein

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    • Reporter, San Francisco Examiner
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The End of Mainstream Media
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Clay Shirky March 13
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Jeff Jarvis April 7
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Michael Massing August 13
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Eric Alterman March 31
Making Mainstream Media Better
Monday, June 1, 2009
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Carl Sessions Stepp April 1
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
David Simon January 20
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Lin Grensing-Pophal September 1
Thursday, November 1, 2007
Moneymaking Ideas
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Michael Massing September 24
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Bill Keller with a reply by Michael Massing September 24
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Walter Isaacson February 5
Tuesday, January 1, 2008
Democracy
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
John Nichols and Robert McChesney March 18
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Jack Shafer March 27
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
John McQuaid September 19
State of the News 2009 - Pew
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Abandoning the News - Carnegie
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Non-profit Models
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Office of U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) March 24
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11th Congress March 24
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Joseph Curl September 24
Business of News - Carnegie
Miscellaneous Articles
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Michael Sokolove August 9
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Paul Starobin September 11
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Jake Coyle July 1
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Ian Brown October 4
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Howard Kurtz October 2
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Douglas A. McIntyre March 9
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Douglas McIntyre January 12
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Marisa Guthrie September 21