Connecticut lawmakers are petitioning state government to help local newspapers: 2009: The Year of the Newspaper Bailout?
Of course, some people are already pointing out the obvious: How objective will newspapers' reporting be on government matters if the government is paying their bills? Kind of like, what kind of reporting can you expect on a newspaper's largest advertisers?
What a farce.
Meanwhile, on the local front:
The Journal Sentinel Online: Lee Enterprises debt raises concerns about future
The Racine Post: Journal Times' parent reports huge loss for 2008
The Journal Times: POLICE REPORTS: Jan. 2
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