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Smith: How Do You Preserve Newspaper Journalism?

In light of my posting late last week on the economic challenges facing the SR, I’d like to continue the conversation by soliciting 10 great ideas to preserve the best of newspaper journalism, ideas I can share with a national audience. Notice, I did not say that I intend to talk about preserving newspapeers. That might or might not be possible. But it is vital to me and others in the profession that newspaper journalism survive. That is a form of journalism that is dedicated to the fundamental values of the profession, divorced from special interests, unbeholden to government, dedicated to its watchdog role. And essential to that is preserving large, independent news staffs. With all due respect to the blogosphere, I have not seen anything yet that tells me individual bloggers or even small groups can do the vital local news reporting and watchdog journalism of a large, daily newspaper staff — Editor Steve Smith/News Is A Conversation.

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Question: How would you preserve newspaper journalism?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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