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The reality behind 10 newspaper myths

If you haven’t already read the 10 newspaper myths deconstructed post yet, do it now. (Via Journerdism.) There isn’t one point I disagree with, but there are several that kind of made a light go off in my head. Also a great link list at the end of the post for further reading.

Among the myths being propagated:

  • We pay for printed content. Reality: News content was always free
  • Newspapers need closed archives. Reality: Closed archives destroy access
  • People are stupid, Journalists are smart. Reality: The collective is smarter than you
  • The web is just a trend. No need to panic. Reality: Change or die
  • And half a dozen more good points.

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