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No News is not Good News

Posted by John Norris on January 6, 2009

Tara Sonenshine, who is very savvy about the media, has a good post up on Huffington about the continued economic woes of the newspaper business and its impact on foreign reporting.

Coverage of international affairs is often the first to be sacrificed as papers look to cut costs, and this is a real tragedy.  People certainly have lively debates about whether “the CNN effect” drives U.S. foreign policy or not, but it seems self-evident that fewer reporters on the ground will make the work of combating mass atrocities and war crimes harder, not easier.