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Myths of newspapers editorial series from ASNE

DEAR READER: The Web and digital technologies are killing news organizations? That's a myth

Newspapers are finding ways to adapt to new technologies while maintaining their role as kings of original reporting.

DEAR READER: Newspapers not connected to their communities? That's just a myth

Journalism today is encouraging interactivity with community members, and newspapers benefit their communities by bringing awareness to corruption and secrecy in government.

DEAR READER: The myth of newspaper bias

There’s a lot of junk journalism out there, and it feeds the public’s sense that “the media” are high on agenda and low on ethics.

DEAR READER: Newspapers are still relevant

When relevance is calculated purely by numbers, there’s little doubt the newspaper industry – while smaller and less profitable than it once was – remains utterly relevant in the lives of many Americans.

DEAR READER: Newspapers are hardly washed up

Advertising revenue and print circulation may be down, but reports that many newspapers would go out of business has been proven false.

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