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Is journalism keeping up with the digital revolution?

A newspaper serving a small community in the US state of New Hampshire ceased publication after 90 years. As yet another newspaper title is withdrawn from publication, a US columnist worries over the implications of a reduction in the number of news-gatherers.

Charlie Arlinghaus, a columnist with the New Hampshire Union Leader, was prompted to “take a hard look at the myths surrounding newspapers, news and civic engagement.”

Although his short piece does not rank as a unique hymn to the joys of newsprint, and will surely be read by digital enthusiasts as a counter-revolutionary polemic, it raises questions about the future of journalism that we ignore at our peril.

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