John Oliver Explains Why Newspapers Matter While Stories About Cats Shouldn’t

(8- 15-16) As a former newspaper reporter, I care deeply about the future of daily papers. I was fortunate enough to work at The Washington Post in the early 1980s under legendary editor Ben Bradlee when newspapers will still cash cows and reporters only had to write stories for the morning print edition, not file tweets, blog, and constantly update electronic versions on unprofitable news websites. John Oliver has taken a humorous yet frightening look at the status of newspapers today. His comments have caused considerable talk within journalism circles and inside the Washington beltway. I wanted to share it with you.


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Pete Earley is the bestselling author of such books as The Hot House and Crazy. When he is not spending time with his family, he tours the globe advocating for mental health reform.

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