Re: “Paper Hanging,” by Paul Knox

Paul Knox mentioned in his review of Brian Gorman’s Crash to Paywall that my similar book, Greatly Exaggerated: The Myth of the Death of Newspapers, dealt only with U.S. newspapers. That is not true, and being a Canadian author with a Canadian publisher (Vancouver’s New Star Books), it would not make much sense. Greatly Exaggerated is based on peer-reviewed research published in the Newspaper Research Journal that shows that no publicly traded newspaper company in the United States or Canada lost money on an operating basis in any year between 2006 and 2013. These data are also included as appendices to Greatly Exaggerated. It is galling to have one’s research ignored in one’s own country, as the most recent crisis in Canadian journalism has shown it to have been. It is even more galling to have a myth perpetrated that it does not deal with one’s own country.


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