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Who Will Cover the End of the World?

Collide-a-ScapeBy Keith KloorMay 21, 2009 2:53 PM


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There are two competing apocalypse narratives in the media today: one concerns global warming and the other journalism. I tend to shrug off the former (enough things about this world already bum me out and besides, plenty of people already carry that catastrophe torch), but I'm on board with the latter. So is Sy Hersh, who recently told students at Boston University that the "game's over" for newspapers. Hersh, whose own endurance is remarkable, added,

it's not just the end of journalism, it's the end of democracy. And that's not an exaggeration.

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