Washington is paying attention to the newspaper crisis. The president has even weighed in. But some worry that any government help would create a conflict of interest. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), sponsor of The Newspaper Revitalization Act, and Jim Moroney, publisher of The Dallas Morning News discuss what role, if any, the government should play in saving newspapers.
Beyond NPR, our in-house podcast team discussed the issue in the second half of the episode A LISTen Special: Kiwi Surprise With A Side Of Buckeye Candy.