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Knightfall: Knight Ridder and How the Erosion of Newspaper Journalism Is Putting Democracy at Risk

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"The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is clear: Congress shall make no law abridging freedom of the press. And yet a force seemingly even more powerful than the supreme law of the land threatens one of our nation's most precious guarantors of freedom.



For more than two centuries, American newspapers have collected, organized, and disseminated the information that ma
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Hardcover, 242 pages
Published March 25th 2005 by AMACOM/American Management Association
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Emma Sea
Jun 17, 2013 Emma Sea rated it it was amazing
It's not often a book on the state of the newspaper industry keeps you up compulsively reading all night :D

This was excellent. On the surface Merritt is telling the story of Knight Ridder publishers, and his own experiences on a Knight Ridder paper in Kansas. This ends up encapsulating everything that went wrong with newspaper journalism worldwide. It's almost excrutiating to read about small, seemingly-inconsequential decisions that down the road will end up crippling what Merritt sees as "obl
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Jan 28, 2008 Wellington rated it really liked it
Since I’m the periphery of the print advertising industry, the future of the newspaper industry is asked a lot. Every corporate decision above me has this in mind. Can the newspaper industry be saved? Or will it go become something more like letter writing – a lost art that is rarely used anymore.

This is the story of Knight-Ridder from the editor of a Wichita editor from inside the beast. Davis “Buzz” Merritt believes that the newspaper industry has survived radio, television, and Internet and s
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