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On Deadline: 'A world without newspapers?'

by Jay Thorwaldson

What would it be like to exist in a world — or a community like Palo Alto — without newspapers?

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Former Weekly Editor Jay Thorwaldson can be e-mailed at jthorwaldson@paweekly.com with a copy to jaythor@well.com.


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Posted by Real News
a resident of Barron Park
on Mar 10, 2012 at 10:21 am

Palo Alto would survive just fine without the Weekly. The key word is "news" and the Weekly provides little of that.

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Posted by real news
a resident of Stanford
on Mar 10, 2012 at 11:11 am

The Kony controversy has shown us that poorly edited internet "news" can often be biased, misleading or incomplete (intentionally or not). Fox News shows us that the same is true of broadcast news.

There is a strong demand for balanced and well researched news sources. News can come from the internet or broadcast media rather than traditional print newspapers, but editors need to start pushing their value in maintaining the integrity of the reporting and presentation.