The slow death of newspapers?

Responsible Journalism
Do our newspapers have a responsibility to make the public space a better place?

How many times have you thought about cancelling your daily newspaper but didn't get round to it?

Or decided against it because you quite enjoy the celebrity gossip, the sudoku and tips on where to go for your next holiday?

Perhaps another reason for buying your paper is the television schedule or - in these credit-crunch times - you might have been developing a new interest in the business pages?

But what about the political reporting and commentary which - once upon a time - were the main reasons people bought newspapers?

Many readers now resent smart editors telling them what to think and they now feel that they can get better and more balanced information off the internet. As a consequence, the British press is on the slide with sales and advertising crashing

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