Are Newspapers Dead?

Walter Isaacson's cover story about the very likely imminent death of newspapers is exactly the kind of wake-up call people need now [Feb. 16]. I have been a daily newspaper reporter for more than 14 years and have never seen such a dire situation. A world without local, daily papers and the content they provide would be a very sad, uninformed and dull place. Ken Ross, WARE, MASS.

It is telling that on the subject of the advertising-only revenue model, which Isaacson says is "completely beholden" to advertisers, he turns to the opinions of Henry Luce, who has...

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