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Black and White and Dead All Over

Stop the presses! Will journalism take democracy down with it?

Exhibit Sources

 

Death of newspapers hurts civic life: "Internet Overtakes Newspaper as News Outlet," Pew Research Center, December 23, 2008

News comes from newspapers: "John S. Carroll on Why Newspapers Matter," Neiman Watchdog, April 28, 2006

Most reporters used to work for newspapers: Bureau of Labor Statistics National Employment Matrix

Journalist job loss: "State of the News Media 2009," Pew Research Center, March 16, 2009

Newspapers shut down: "2009 Total," Paper Cuts

Lou Carlozo not allowed to vent: "The Final Recession Diaries Blog The Chicago Tribune Does Not Want You To Read," True/Slant.com, April 23, 2009; email from Lou Carlozo

Take a bullet for the business: "Suburban Journals Fires Reporter Who Took Bullet During Kirkwood Shootings," Daily River Front Times, April 21, 2009; "For Kirkwood Shooting Victim, Gun Control Takes on New Meaning," Suburban Journals, February 1, 2009

Pulitzer Prize winner laid off: "East Valley Tribune Celebrates Winning Pulitzer Prize," East Valley Tribune, April 20, 2009; email from Tribune reporter Paul Giblin

No full-time investigative reporters: Interview with Arizona University Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication assistant dean Kristin Gilger, May 2009

Drop in Washington bureaus: "The New Washington Press Corps," Pew Project for Excellence in Journalism, February 11, 2009

Fewer newspapers cover Congress: "The New Washington Press Corps," Pew Project for Excellence in Journalism, February 11, 2009

Reporters covering state capitols surveys: American Journalism Review, April/May 2009

News Hole: "State of the News Media 2009," Pew Research Center, March 16, 2009

Foreign coverage cut: "The Changing Newsroom: Changing Content," Pew Project for Excellence in Journalism

Reporting jobs outsourced to India: Email from James MacPherson, editor of Pasadena Now, May 15, 2009

Brenda Starr laid off: "Brenda Star," Gocomics.com and phone conversation with The Chicago Tribune

Michael Precker: Interview, April 28, 2009

"Saving Newspapers: The Musical!": "Saving Newspapers: The Musical!"; Rock Cookie Bottom

Savvy media consumers watch Stewart and Colbert: "Public Knowledge of Current Affairs Little Changed by News and Information Revolutions," Pew Research Center for the People and the Press, April 15, 2007

Internet is No. 2 source of news: "Internet Overtakes Newspapers as News Outlet," Pew Research Center, December 23, 2008

Estimate of a Web-based New York Times: "End Times," The Atlantic, January/February 2009

Estimated Times endowment: "News You Can Endow," New York Times, January 28, 2009

Times stock and CEO: Yahoo! Finance; New York Times Co. SEC Proxy Statement, March 2009

Times moves, then sells: "Times Co. Building Deal Raises Cash," March 20, 2009; "Times Co. Is in Talks to Sell Part of Building," New York Times, January 22, 2009

Carlos Slim: "Mexico's Plutocracy Thrives on Robber-Baron Concessions," New York Times, August 27, 2007; "Mexican Billionaire Invests in Times Company," New York Times, January 20, 2009

Cost of a cover story: "Gerry Marzorati on the Future of Long-Form Narrative," Council for Advancement and Support of Education Editors Forum, March 31, 2009

MoJo freelance budget: Madeleine Buckingham, Chief Financial Officer, Mother Jones

Gannett goodwill: Gannett 2008 Annual Report

Bad on paper: "Total Paid Circulation," Newspaper Association of America; World Association of Newspapers

ASNE changes its name: "Proposed Bylaws Changes," December 16, 2008; "ASNE Votes to Drop 'Newspapers' from Its Name," April 6, 2009

French bailout: "A Newspaper Bailout," The Washington Post, February 27, 2009

Bailout for US papers: Newspaper Association of America

Warren Buffett: "Buffett Sees 'Unending Losses' for Many Newspapers," Wall Street Journal, May 2, 2009; Interview with Dorothy Obert, assistant to Charlie Munger, May 6, 2009

More newspaper reading equals less government corruption: "Are You Being Served? Political Accountability and Quality of Government," The Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization

Cincinnati Post: "Do Newspapers Matter? Evidence from the Closure of the Cincinnati Post," Sam Schulofer-Wohl and Miguel Garrido, Princeton University

Televised election coverage: "Midwest Local TV Newscasts Devote 2.5 Times as Much Air Time to Political Ads as Election Coverage, Study Finds," University of Wisconsin Newslab, November 21, 2006

Less Iraq coverage: "Iraq War Coverage Plunges," Pew Project for Excellence in Journalism

"America's first portable information device": "Newspaper Project: New Ads and 2 Original Cartoons," March 3, 2009

Blog Bites Man: Arianna Huffington: "Hearing of the Communications, Technology and the Internet Subcommittee of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee," May 6, 2009; Jay Rosen: "Blogger vs. Journalist Is Over," Press Thinking, January 21, 2005; Steven Johnson: "Old Growth Media and the Future of the News," March 14, 2009; Clay Shirky: "Newspapers and Thinking the Unthinkable"; Jeff Jarvis: "Fast Company Dialogue: Is Print Dead," Buzz Machine, December 7, 2005, and What Would Google Do?

What Kindle could do for the Times: "Sulzberger: 'Wonderful' Kindle Will Help The NYT Reach New Readers," Poynter Online, May 6, 2009

E-Readers: "Digital Edge," Newspaper Association of America, April 2, 2009

Rupert Murdoch: "Murdoch Said to Stress Free Access to Wall St. Journal's Web Site," New York Times, November 14, 2007; "They Pay for Cable, Music, and Extra Bags. How About News?" New York Times, April 8, 2009

Phil Bronstein: "The Colbert Report," April 8, 2009

Google ads: "Google Ends Sale of Ads in Papers After Two Years," New York Times, January 21, 2009; "Google Puts Small Ads on Pages of News Site," New York Times, February 27, 2009

Internet is a "cesspool": "Google: Why Magazine Brands Matter," Advertising Age, October 13, 2008

Bloggers' salaries: "State of the Blogosphere," Technorati.com

Undergraduate starting salaries: "Best Undergraduate College Degrees By Salary," Payscale.com

HuffPo internship for sale: Charity Buzz

Press has "hurt democracy": "Internet News Audience Highly Critical of News Organizations," Pew Research Center for the People and the Press, August 9, 2007

Joe the Plumber: "Joe the Plumber: 'I think media should be abolished from reporting,'" Salon.com, January 12, 2009; "Pro-Joe: Plumber's Trip to Israel Scares the Establishment Media," Pajamas Media, January 12, 2009

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