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Charlotte Talks

Decline of the Daily Newspaper

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Decline of the Daily Newspaper The daily newspaper, once a staple of the family breakfast table and coffee shop denizens, is under attack from the proliferation of electronic media and rising fuel and printing costs. The McClatchy Company, owners of the Charlotte Observer and other daily newspapers, recently laid off over a thousand employees. We'll talk about challenges facing the daily newspaper in general and the Observer specifically. Guests Howard Weaver - Vice President, The McClatchy Company Min Jiang - Asst. Professor, Communication, UNC Charlotte Rick Thames - Editor, The Charlotte Observer