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Print is Where News Comes From 18/09/2008 18:41:00 Newspapers/print:  where news mostly comes from Bigger newsrooms, more space, more people than TV or radio Reporting Job cuts   what gives? o Enterprise/project reporting decreasing o 300 jobs cut from LA Times “News Diets:”  newspapers, radio, Internet, TV Newspapers:  Poughkeepsie Wichita Eagle NYT Raleigh-Observer Boston Globe LA Times o “Nearly half of sales now foreclosures” • “This is not a doom-and-gloom school. I am not a doom-and-gloom professor. I  mean, look at Perez Hilton. There’s a lot of hope out there.” • “I’m not saying you’re the problem. I’m not saying Craig is the problem. I love  Craig!”  (on craigslist.com)
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SPEAKERS: David Westphal:  Washington editor of the McClatchy Washington Bureau and  McClatchy in Tribune Information Services. Geneva Overholser’s husband!  Peter Landesman:  novelist turned journalist, “Girls Next Door” reporting on  sex trafficking in 2004 Read a story in San Diego Union-Tribune   “fell down a rabbit-hole” First story about sex trafficking in United States Most fact-checked story in history of NYT magazine Accused by media critics (Jack Shafer of  Slate ) of making everything up.  George Bush, John Ashcroft and Christian right. Fiercest critics were feminist  left. “Kafka-esque experience of being told north was south” MOVIE ON REPORTER GARY WEBB Webb got a phone call from girlfriend of drug trafficker, trafficker worked for  CIA? CIA trying to depose government in Nicaragua, funded revolutionaries  through trafficking of cocaine, money from Central America   US drug traffic  used for weapons for CA revolutionaries But then Columbian drug lords wanted to increase profits, change cocaine to  crack-cocaine… “which has desolated large swaths of urban America” D: "Semi-legitimate covert activity that takes awhile to surface.” PROFESSOR COWAN DOESN’T BELIEVE. PETER DOES.  Peter on the aftermath
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