Friday, March 04, 2005

An institution endangered

Making good newspapers is good business, the Washington Post's Meg Greenfield would say in her public speeches. And I agree. Wall Street has not agreed, however, to the dismay of all serious journalists working for publicly held newspaper companies such as mine. Now Phil Meyer of the University of North Carolina, a longtime stalwart of statistical analysis in public opinion research, is trying to show that responsible journalism is, indeed, a good place to invest. Tim Porter reviews Meyer's new book, "The Vanishing Newspaper." Scroll down Porter's page for a few grafs to find his take.

I just started the book, and I'll have more to say before long.

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