”CJR's running total of journalists laid off or bought out since January 2007 was 11,250 by mid-February, and we surely missed some. Our fear is that America won't realize what it has lost until the mainstream press is a ninety-pound weakling - online, on paper, on whatever. And in the words of Joseph Pulitzer, in a paragraph that sits on a brass plaque in the building where we work, 'Our Republic and its press will rise or fall together ... .' ”
- Dispatch this week from the editors of the Columbia Journalism Review
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