The real cost of print’s decline

The real cost of print’s decline

Print journalism is under threat, but it is a vital part of our democracy and we stand to lose too much if it goes

‘The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspaper” was the jaundiced view of the third US president, Thomas Jefferson. American presidents continue to have a difficult relationship with the press but journalism today occupies a somewhat more elevated position in society.

However, the press is under threat as newspaper revenue is hoovered up by digital players. The once-mighty fourth estate is having its lunch eaten.

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