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.


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Katia Bachko is on staff at The New Yorker.