Is Obama Administration Killing Newspapers?|Why Mags Will Never Get Their Ad Pages Back|GossipCop.com Launches|Local N.Y. Paper Ditches Free Website Model|J-School Grad Are Still Hopeful

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By Amanda Ernst Comment

FishbowlLA: Is the Obama Administration trying to kill newspapers? A USA TODAY report said the Department of Homeland Security “is consolidating subscriptions to professional publications and newspapers, and, where possible, encouraging the use of free online publications rather than purchase the print version.”

Ad Age: Why magazines will never recover their lost ad pages.

Mediaite: Dan Abrams launched a new site today, GossipCop.com, which promises to “investigate the accuracy of the daily anecdotes, the rampant rumors, and the cubicle grist known as celebrity gossip.”

Albany Times Union: Schenectady, N.Y. paper ends free Website access experiment because the Web advertising revenue was not enough to “enough to justify the perceived threat to its print publication.”

Village Voice: J-school grads remain optimistic, for some reason.

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