Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Health & Wellness

Dark Ages?

“We asked [editors] what the impact would be if newspapers closed and were not replaced. And 90 percent of them said it would be devastating and made reference to the role of newspapers as part of democracy—and what would happen if people were not held accountable by newspapers.

“It’s not the public’s responsibility to save news; it’s the newspapers’ responsibility. . . . It’s time for the industry to invest energy in getting the message across about how it contributes to society.

“It’s the best institution we have to reflect back to the community what it is and what it’s doing. It’d be a dark age if it went away. We don’t think it’s going away.”

—Paul Steinle and his wife, Sara Brown, are journalists and educators
whose Who Needs Newspapers? project examines newspapers in all 50 states.
In John Darling, “Who Needs Newspapers?,”
The Mail Tribune
, Medford,
Oregon, Oct. 9, 2011
(Thanks to alert WORDster Brad Knickerbocker)

: Journalists Sara Brown and Paul Steinle browse their “Who Needs Newspapers?” website. The couple interviewed newspaper editors in all 50 states and assembled the website, which examines the evolution of newspapers in the digital age. Julia Moore photo

• Editorial Comment: Pretty dark already, I’d say.

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