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The Screwing of Print Media and Book Reviews

Chronicle loses its books editors
By Will Harper
Published on September 24, 2008

If you’re one of the few people still reading newspapers, you’ve probably figured out this truism: Print media is screwed. You know this because you’ve read several stories in newspapers about newspapers suffering declining circulation, revenues, and relevance in the Internet age.

Will Harper on McMahon departs from the ChronicleAnother more subtle manifestation of the print-media-is-screwed trend is the scaling back of book reviews in newspapers. Until recently, our very own San Francisco Chronicle was one of only a handful of dailies in the country to maintain a stand-alone books section. That sorta changed in April, when the Chron made its Sunday books “section” an insert in the Insight section…

[Read the rest on the SFWeekly.com.]

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