Mar 18, 2009

Afternoon links

The Claremont League of Women Voters is hosting a panel called "Print Journalism and the Challenge of the Internet" on Saturday, March 21. Panelists include Peter Weinberger, publisher of the Claremont Courier; Steve Lambert, general manager of the San Gabriel Valley Newspaper Group, and Larry Pryor, professor of journalism at USC.

MediaNews CEO Dean Singleton likes the thought of owning all of the major dailies in Bay Area, including the emperiled San Francisco Chronicle. "Consolidation" is the watchword.

Shuttering newspapers does have consequences for democracy: political incumbents gain an even greater edge, a study shows.

Alan Mutter and Jeff Jarvis debate whether the newspaper is a dying institution in today's "Dust Up" in the Los Angeles Times.

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