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Eric Alterman Out Of Ideas

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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Deep liberal thinker Eric Alterman sums up, blog-style, the last two week's worth of newspaper news in a column for the Nation. It's like a nice recap of recent Romenesko, in case you weren't able to read it because you subscribe to the Nation but not the Internet. (Magazines! So helpful.) "The dearth of decent ideas designed to save newspapers—or reinvent them for the digital age in ways that preserve their crucial democratic functions—is curious and depressing," he writes. "I don't have a better idea, except to repeat, again, the following: the loss of daily newspapers is a significant threat to the future of our democracy." Well, get some damn ideas! What are we paying you for, you lazy punk?

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