As a leading indicator of the newspaper biz's health, what does McClatchy's bad news portend for the rest of…

Media criticism.
March 3 2008 5:06 PM

Watching McClatchy (First in a Series)

As a leading indicator of the newspaper biz's health, what does the chain's bad news portend for the rest of the industry?

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Jack Shafer was Slate's editor at large. You can follow him on Twitter or email him at Shafer.Reuters@gmail.com.