Reflections of a Newsosaur: Presses stopped at 142 US papers in 2009

Alan Mutter looks at some of the reasons behind the closure of presses for 142 daily and weekly US newspapers this year and suggests the deathtoll was smaller than some commentators had predicted.

He also gives three reasons why the newspaper industry is still going:

  1. The residual monopoly power of the industry
  2. The magic of the bankruptcy system
  3. The irrepressible optimism of publishers

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