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Who said the internet is killing journalism?

Chris Hedges did.

The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, author, and tech-pessimist, recently gave a lecture at the University of Mississippi about the decline of newspapers. Which, in his view, inevitably leads to the death of journalism, literacy, and even democracy. You can read or watch the lecture on the University’s blog.

Talk about a slippery slope.  Yes, the medium, business model, and definition of “news” is changing rapidly, but I fail to see how this signals the journalistic apocalypse.

Some of his views seem to be based on misconceptions about the internet. Here are a few: