Staff at Le Monde, France's newspaper of record, will go on strike on Monday to protest against savage job cutting plans, threatening publication of the paper for only the second time in its 64-year history.
Read the whole story here. There is glee afoot in many circles over the idea that the newspapers are going extinct. If it really happens, we will all suffer. No matter how self-satisfied the blog world might be, it is newspapers that are equipped to gather and synthesize the information about complicated stories and to sustain bureaus in distant places. Bloggers are not going to do that in any constant and consistent way. It is sad.