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March 25, 2013

Market for journalism's highest ideals mostly up to readers

The prevailing narrative in some quarters is that were it not for the twin cataclysms of Internet competition and a persistent recession, my industry would be doing just swell. But that doesn’t square with a historical fact: U.S. newspaper circulation was trending downward for decades before the popular rise of the World Wide Web and the current economic calamity.

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