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Convergence Media

Confusing The Medium And The Message

David Cohn points us to Stop The Presses, The American Newspaper In Peril, which recently premiered at the AFI/Dallas Film Festival. He takes issue with the closing quote of the trailer — “Democracy doesn’t have a chance without newspapers” — and so do I. Newspaper is a medium.

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Newspaper serves political blogs

In a twist on the “equal time” rule, the Herald-Sun in Durham, NC is offering candidates in local and state elections (six counties) a free blog on the newspaper website. I’m not sure which is more amazing — the offer itself or the fact that only four candidates have taken the paper up on the […]