Penny Wise, Culturally Foolish
Book review sections almost universally are loss leaders, but without them, says one former editor, "the good society vanishes and barbarism triumphs."
The source: “Goodbye to All That” by Steve Wasserman, in Columbia Journalism Review, Sept.–Oct. 2007.
Like members of a nearly extinct species, newspaper book review sections and features are dying at an accelerating rate, and the survivors are increasingly feeble. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Dallas Morning News, the North Carolina Re...