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Bloomberg Broadcasts MSM Debate

Carrdebate11-2.jpgAs a part of the Intelligence Squared US debate series, BloombergTV will be broadcasting a special debate titled “Good Riddance to the Mainstream Media” this evening, tomorrow, and Wednesday at 9pmET.

The debate centered on “the viability of the mainstream media,” and the debaters included Vanity Fair/Newser.com’s Michael Wolff, Politico co-founder Jim Vandehei, and Phil Bronstein, editor-at-large of the San Francisco Chronicle.

NYTimes’ David Carr countered arguments that the major media organizations won’t survive and argued a point that some in the TV news biz have also argued: “…The New York Times has a news budget of two hundred and twenty million dollars, dozens of bureaus all over the world, many other news organizations have the same footprint. And we’re going to toss that out — which is the proposition — toss that out and kick back and see what Facebook turns up. I don’t think so.”

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