The State of Print Journalism; Statehouse Update
Print journalism is in trouble: Declining readership, layoffs, shrinking newspapers, the taint of fake news, and rapidly changing technology. Cleveland is the birthplace of more than a dozen newspapers. Just one daily remains — though it doesn't deliver daily. Akron's paper isn't nearly the strength it once was. That's true in most places. What can newspapers do to survive and what are the implications of continued decline? NPR Media Correspondent David Folkenflik joins us to discuss the state of newspapers and the media more broadly. Who will gather the news and how will we consume it? Plain Dealer Editor George Rodrigue and Kent State University journalism professor Jan Leach join us, too. Finally, we check in with our Statehouse news team in Columbus.
- David Folkenflik, NPR media correspondent
- George Rodrigue, Editor, The Plain Dealer
- Jan Leach, Associate Professor, News and Director, Media Law Center for Ethics & Access at Kent State University
- Andy Chow- Statehouse Correspondent