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Print News Bailout Talk

Print News Bailout Talk

But what about the free press? Yesterday, President Obama said that as a “big newspaper junkie” he would be happy to look at proposals from Congress in support of a bailout for print news. This could come in one of several forms, anything from funding strategies to monetize online news, to allowing papers to restructure as nonprofits. It's easy to guess where Obama is coming from with this freshly expressed support. As I mentioned in a post last week, the sheer flood of opinion online over the health care question has created such a glut of conflicting information that reaching a consensus seems to have become almost impossible. Surely this must cause the President to hearken back to a simpler time when print news offered the public no more than a handful of conflicting editorialized opinions to choose from. Oh for the days. A print media bailout is interesting news for the entire print industry. On the one hand, it's […]

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