A study released Monday by the Project for Excellence in Journalism raises concerns the bottom is about to drop out for the industry. The media research specialist says in its annual State of the News Media report that already ill newspapers got sicker in 2007 with no hope for a cure in 2008.
Read it all here ... or spare yourself. Papers all over the country are laying off and buying out. A simple-minded segment of America believes that blogs are a real replacement for papers, but most blogs just glean copy from newspapers and synthesize it and link to it. If there are no papers to kite from, there won't be anything to post.