Some ready-made advertising copy for newspapers hoping to grow circulations:

Happy people spend a lot of time socializing, going to church and reading newspapers — but they don’t spend a lot of time watching television, a new study finds.

Such are the good news from John Robinson, a professor of sociology at the University of Maryland and the author of the study.

Let’s hope papers as Prozac can save the industry.


Katia Bachko is on staff at The New Yorker.