May 12, 2009
Photo: The final editions of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, the Rocky Mountain News and The Cincinnati Post.

The final editions of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, the Rocky Mountain News and The Cincinnati Post.

Newspapers in Peril?

Sagging subscriptions, shrinking circulation and dwindling advertising are the triple threats to the survival of the nation’s dailies. And the power and pull of the Internet are causing many newspapers to flail, fail or fold. But are newspapers dying, or is it premature and unreasonable to sound the death knell? Two journalism scholars offer their views.

This Time It's Different
By W. Joseph Campbell, associate professor, American University

Hold The Obituaries
By Gene Policinski, vice president, executive director, First Amendment Center

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