The newspaper industry is suffering. That’s bad news for journalists — both real and fictional.
Here's a humorous look that we need to pay attention to and take seriously.
And then here's a rebuttal from NAA's CEO, David Chevron which concludes with
"I would just ask Mr. Oliver to spend more time talking about what the future of news could be, and less time poking fun at publishers who are trying to get there."
And a counter rebuttal from Margaret Sullivan of the Washington Post (published by Editor & Publisher) including
"John Oliver’s 19-minute riff about what’s become of local newspapers made me laugh. Parts of it also made me want to cry.
But it did not make me want to complain — even for one second — about the comedian’s acerbic commentary on journalism in his “Last Week Tonight” show Sunday on HBO. Because the whole Oliver piece was a pitch-perfect ode to how important newspapers are to their communities, and how troubling it is that they are fading."