Swine Flu, the Decline of Newspapers and the Chief of the LAPD

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Newspaper circulation is falling fast in California, just as it is nationwide. The papers' Internet sites are doing fine, but they can't make money. Will readers pay for information online? Is the only alternative less news? Also, Mayor Villaraigosa looks at three finalists to be chief of the Los Angeles Police Department. On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, mixed messages about swine flu and the availability of H1N1 vaccine have led to confusion and unexpected public anxiety. We hear from parents, doctors and medical researchers.

Banner image: Freshly printed copies of the San Francisco Chronicle run through the printing press at one of the Chronicle's printing facilities. Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images



Warren Olney