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Print media is losing readers and advertisers to online sites, sometimes their own, but without a clear idea of how to sustain the business model for an online readership. Advertisers are cutting back spending on newspaper and magazine ads. All this is complicated by Wall Street expectations and ownership changes, including people who've never been in the journalism business buying up newspapers. This, at a time when the print media has broken the most important stories, including the massacre in Haditha, the NSA's warrentless compilation of telephone records, and the CIA's establishment of secret prisons in foreign countries. Ruth Seymour discusses the value of mainstream print in today's Internet era of instant news and blogs with the Los Angeles Times' Tim Rutten, Jonathan Alter of Newsweek and Tom Rosenstiel of the Project for Excellence in Journalism.In an Internet era of instant news and blogs, what role does mainstream print still play? Join Ruth Seymour and guests in a discussion of the value of newspapers and magazines.