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    Lot of attention to the "blogger vs. traditional" media argument. I see too many diaries here that tout Breaking News, when the source is almost always traditional media. These reporters work hard at their craft, but so do Internet reporters and bloggers.

    The fact that print media is losing readership is a generational thing. Newspapers all have websites and different ways to deliver content. But their survival is based on circulation numbers, and their overhead is burdensome compared to totally Internet operations.

    If newspapers go away, it will be for the same reasons that other obsolete products have bit the dust. I love newspapers, but it's not the only place I go for news.

    The only worry I have is that, if newspapers no longer exist, who is going to invest in that on the ground reporting that always has yielded the best stories.

    I see newspapers falling away faster than the Internet reporters and bloggers can fill the void.

    But, I only half agree that newspapers brought Nixon down. Deep Throat did that. And as long as we have the First Amendment, sources will be protected whether they choose to inform a print reporter or blogger.

    If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball! - Rip Torn ("Dodgeball")

    by cka on Mon Jan 07, 2013 at 04:38:58 PM PST

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