Should Newspapers Get Bailouts?

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Today’s Boston Globe ran an interesting op-ed, A perfect storm for paper: Sinking revenues and the Internet force journalists worldwide to remake their troubled industry.” Makes the point that European newspapers are getting bailout support because newspapers are “considered essential to the national health.”

The rest of the article looks at the “perfect storm” buffeting papers. Not much new there.

What is — is the recognition that newspapers’ role won’t be replicated by online sites and bloggers. I do agree with that notion.

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