Audit Chief Dean Starkman talked about the future of newspapers on Cleveland’s NPR affiliate WCRN this morning.

“Sound of Ideas” host Mike McIntyre talks to Dean, as well as Plain Dealer managing editor Thom Fladung, Tom Skoch, editor of the Lorain Morning Journal, Tim Smith, a Kent State journalism professor, and David Abbott, executive director of The George Gund Foundation.

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Ryan Chittum is a former Wall Street Journal reporter, and deputy editor of The Audit, CJR's business section. If you see notable business journalism, give him a heads-up at rc2538@columbia.edu. Follow him on Twitter at @ryanchittum.