Today’s DG: Kinkade v. Simon, re: Newspapers

Enough with the laments. The future of newspapers may be grim, but the future of journalism is promising, thanks in part to the energy and dynamism that Web publishers and other online players bring to the game. Rather than bemoaning those contributions, Simon and the rest of the lamenters should start figuring out what they can bring to the evolving media sphere.

David Kinkade of The Arkansas Project, in today’s Arkansas Democrat-Gazette’s Perspectives section, responding to former journalist and “The Wire” creator David Simon’s testimony to a Congressional subcommittee on the future of newspapers.

The complete column here. Simon’s complete testimony here (PDF), and more from NPR’s “On the Media.”

Previously

Simon: Death of Newspapers Signals a Great Time for Corruption

The End of “The Wire”

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