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It’s About Journalism

CJR on Journalism Impact of Daily News Cuts

Don’t worry about the journalists  — worry about journalism and by extension, about democracy.  That’s the take by the Columbia HatchettwoJournalism Review on the layoff of half the New York Daily News’ editorial staff. While reporters have been hit hard by newsroom cuts across the nation, the CJR says it’s time to stop talking about job losses. Instead, start pointing out that the dwindling ranks mean there’s no one left to report on many crucial local issues.  From its article: “Our job at CJR—and the job for all of us who care about the importance of the press to  democracy—is to answer the foundational questions we face as a country. Our window for addressing them—and, crucially, in a way that resonates with readers—is in very real danger of closing entirely.”