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The Sound of Ideas

The Future of Newspapers

Posted Friday, November 17, 2006

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What’s black and white and read all over? The answer used to be newspapers. Cable TV and the Internet have changed that. All over the country, newspapers are facing tough times. The Canton Repository is for sale. The Beacon Journal in Akron has been pared to the bone by layoffs and buyouts. Ohio’s largest newspaper, The Plain Dealer, just got smaller. The newsroom is losing 64 people to buyouts. We’ll talk about what editors are doing to keep readers and get new ones. We’ll consider the future of newspapers tomorrow morning on The Sound of Ideas. And two of the biggest football games of the year are coming up this weekend when Ohio State and Michigan stage their annual battle of November and the Browns play the hated Steelers. We’ll talk to a man who’s experienced both rivalries, Browns great Dick Schafrath.

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Regional Economy/Business - Analysis and Trends, Regional Economy/Business - News

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Future of Newspapers - Doug Clifton, editor, The Plain Dealer; Lauren Rich Fine, equity analyst, Merrill Lynch; Rick Edmonds, media business analyst, Poynter Institute. A Memorable football weekend - Dick Schafrath, Browns and Buckeyes great, author: The Heart of a Mule, the Dick Schafrath Stories

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Dick Schafrath's new book, Heart of a Mule: The Dick Schafrath Stories

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