Sarah Ellison's War at the Wall Street Journal is more dramatic than Dave Kindred's nostalgic Morning Miracle: Inside the Washington Post, yet both qualify as timely reports from the front lines, where embattled daily newspapers struggle to survive. The "enemy"? The Internet, of course, and its nonstop stream of (mostly) free news. In addressing the precarious future of serious journalism, both authors show why newspapers still seem indispensable — at least to those of us who grew up reading them.
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