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How are newspapers doing?
Lately we’ve been hearing predictions newspapers are dying. But how does the situation look from the newspapers’ perspective?
To find out, two reporters traveled to 50 states, visiting one newspaper in each state, to report how these newspapers are recasting themselves in the digital age. The result is 50 snapshot State Reports on local newspapers, several Bonus Reports on key newspaper issues and more than 100 journalists’ epiphanies (J-Epiphanies) about what newspapers do.
“Who Needs Newspapers?” has three main goals:
- Media Literacy: Clarify the unique value of local newspapers for the public;
- Industry Intelligence: Provide the newspaper industry contemporary information about how change is being managed; and
- Journalism Education: Collect fresh, useful insights for students considering journalism careers and scholars studying journalism.
- State Reports – Snapshot reports and backgrounders on one leading newspaper in each state.
- Bonus Reports – Industry insiders discuss key newspaper issues, and special topics are explored.
- J-Epiphanies – Professional journalists share epiphanies that taught them how journalism works.
- Learning – How to use this report for instruction.
- About Us – The people who devised this website and why they did it.
- News -- Published stories, radio interviews and news releases about the WNN report.
- Contact Us – A simple method to ask questions and get in touch.
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