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Print Is Down, and Now Out

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A year ago last week, it seemed as if print newspapers might be on the verge of a comeback, or at least on the brink of, well, survival. Jeff Bezos, an avatar of digital innovation as the founder of Amazon, came out of nowhere and plunked down $250 million for The Washington Post. His vote of confidence in the future of print and serious news was seen by some — including me — as a sign that an era of “optimism or potential” for the industry was getting underway.  Article continues at nytimes.com