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Obama Admin to Newspapers: ‘Drop Dead’

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USA Today’s The Oval caught this:

The Department of Homeland Security “is consolidating subscriptions to professional publications and newspapers, and, where possible, encouraging the use of free online publications rather than purchase the print version.”

Anticipated savings total $47,160 in fiscal years 2009 and 2010.

Ouch!

The proposal is one of 77 cost-saving measures submitted this week by federal agencies, totaling $243 million. President Obama had ordered a list of new cost cuts back in April.

We’ll call it yet another death rattle for print.

Via Jeff JarvisTwitter feed

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