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Senators consider options for ailing newspapers

Kerry leads session; fix is not identified

David Simon (right), a TV producer and former newspaper journalist, testified along with (from left) Marissa Mayer of Google; former Washington Post managing editor Steve Coll; Arianna Huffington, founder of The Huffington Post; Alberto Ibarguen, CEO of the Knight Foundation; and Dallas Morning News publisher James M. Moroney III. David Simon (right), a TV producer and former newspaper journalist, testified along with (from left) Marissa Mayer of Google; former Washington Post managing editor Steve Coll; Arianna Huffington, founder of The Huffington Post; Alberto Ibarguen, CEO of the Knight Foundation; and Dallas Morning News publisher James M. Moroney III. (Win Mcnamee/ Getty Images)
By Susan Milligan
Globe Staff / May 7, 2009

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WASHINGTON - Newspaper defenders and new media denizens battled yesterday over who was to blame for the sorry financial state of print journalism, but neither advocates nor lawmakers at a Senate committee hearing had an immediate solution to stop the serial demise of newspapers - including The Boston Globe. (Full article: 745 words)

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