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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?

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John Hockenberry

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  • Co-Host, The Takeaway
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John Hockenberry January/February 2008

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Joe Nocera May 3, 2008

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Huma Yusuf July 17, 2008

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Jim VandeHei

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Michael Wolff

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  • Columnist, Vanity Fair
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Katrina vanden Heuvel

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Katrina vanden Heuvel
  • Editor & Publisher, The Nation
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Terrorism is not an enemy that threatens the existence of our nation; our response should not undermine the very values that define America for ourselves and the rest of the world.

Monday, May 2, 2011

But even with Republicans in control of Congress, neither [Trump] nor his Cabinet of bankers, billionaires and generals will have a free hand. Resistance will come, not only in the streets but also from leaders in states and cities who are intent on making America better.

Saturday, February 13, 2016
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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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Phil Bronstein
  • Reporter, San Francisco Examiner
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The End of Mainstream Media

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Clay Shirky March 13
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Jeff Jarvis April 7
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Michael Massing August 13
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Eric Alterman March 31

Making Mainstream Media Better

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Carl Sessions Stepp April 1
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David Simon January 20
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Lin Grensing-Pophal September 1
Thursday, November 1, 2007

Moneymaking Ideas

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Michael Massing September 24
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Bill Keller with a reply by Michael Massing September 24
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Walter Isaacson February 5
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Democracy

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John Nichols and Robert McChesney March 18
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Jack Shafer March 27
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John McQuaid September 19

State of the News 2009 - Pew

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Abandoning the News - Carnegie

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Non-profit Models

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Office of U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) March 24
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11th Congress March 24
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Joseph Curl September 24

Business of News - Carnegie

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Miscellaneous Articles

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Michael Sokolove August 9
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Paul Starobin September 11
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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
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Marisa Guthrie September 21