These days the news business appears to be teetering precariously between extinction and a banal ubiquity. On the one hand, each day seems to usher in more crises for newspapers, the traditional bastion of serious, for-the-record daily enlightenment. Beset by plummeting advertising and sinking circulation, the medium is declining before our eyes. Recently, the Tribune Corporation (parent of the Los Angeles Times, the Baltimore Sun, and other esteemed...
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