Final AJ

In The New York Times editorial by Maureen Dowd entitled "Put Aside Logic" (May 9, 2009), what does Dowd make her case for newspapers being morally obligatory? Do you think most informed Americans would agree with this editorial's claim that Americans will be willing to pay more for better print content? Provide examples from any of your reading, your conversations with other Americans or your experience to support your evaluation of the author's assertion.

"The Death and Life of Great American Newspapers" by John Nichols and Robert W. McChesney in The Nation (March 18, 2009)

"David Simon, Arianna Huffington and the Future of Journalism" by John Nichols at The Nation (May 11, 2009)

"Who Killed the Newspaper?" in The Economist (Aug. 24, 2006)


Finals should be e-mailed to me by Sunday May 17, 2009 at 4:00 PM PST