Troubled Newspaper Industry

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The news from the newspaper industry is bad and getting
worse. Ad revenues are down, layoffs are
escalating. The Burlington Free Press just made another round of cuts and the
paper’s parent company, Gannett, is in the midst of 10-percent across-the-board layoffs at its 85 papers. And this week the company that publishes the
Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune filed for bankruptcy. What does it
mean for the future of newspapers? And how important are newspapers today? We discuss the changing face of print
journalism with Saint Michael’s College
journalism professor David Mindich. (Listen)

Also on the program, Killington is the biggest ski resort in the east, and an economic powerhouse for central Vermont. This weekend marks the resort’s fiftieth anniversary, and as VPR’s Nina Keck reports, the "Beast of the East" had pretty humble beginnings.(Listen)


And Steve Zind reports on the research of Dartmouth College biochemist Becky Ball, who’s studying Antarctic soils for insights into climate change. (Listen)








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