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Under Weight of Its Mistakes, Newspaper Industry Staggers

Repeat after me. Newspaper ≠ journalism. Journalism ⊃ newspaper. Why a once-profitable industry suddenly seems as outmoded as America’s automakers is a tale that involves arrogance, mistakes, eroding trust and the rise of a digital world in which newspapers feel compelled to give away their content. “Most of the wounds are self-inflicted,” says Phil Bronstein, editor at large of the San Francisco Chronicle, which Hearst Corp. has threatened to close…