I discovered this on Media Bistro and felt that I should post it here. It's an article that details the rapid loss of book review sections in most major newspapers. I find it sad that there are so many papers that feel book reviews are expendible.
Book Review Sections Up in Smoke (HuffPo)Art Winslow: In the new book burning we don't burn books, we burn discussion of them instead. I am referring to the ongoing collapse of book review sections at American newspapers, which has accelerated in recent months, an intellectual brownout in progress that is beginning to look like a rolling blackout instead.