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The Economic Principals Of The Decline Of The Newspaper Trade

DAVID WARSH, proprietor of Economic Principals, explains what’s wrong with newspapers employing professionals and not reporters.

Everyone knows that the newspaper business is shrinking, but the implications haven’t been sufficiently examined. To cope, papers have been eliminating beats, outsourcing coverage, and, in EP’s field, relying increasingly on economists to write rotating columns. Websites such as VoxEU, The Economists’ Voice and Project Syndicate have sprung up to showcase short op-ed-like articles.

It’s all op-ed…

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Posted: 27th, October 2008 | In: Reviews | Comments (2)