By Bennett Roth, CQ Staff
Alarmed by the daily drumbeat of stories about the demise of newspapers in their
hometowns, some members of Congress are proposing ways to help, from allowing media
organizations to form as nonprofits to easing antitrust laws.
But the proposals have met with skepticism from some newspaper analysts who worry
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about the media’s ability to maintain its autonomy.
“Anytime you give the newspaper industry a break,” said John Morton, a
Maryland-based newspaper analyst, “it raises the question about the independence of