HBO's John Oliver Joked About Newspapers, But Was He Right?

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John Oliver attends an event during the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival on April 22, 2016 in New York City. (Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival)

Comedian John Oliver joked about the dire future of newspapers on his HBO program “Last Week Tonight.” The newspaper industry wasn’t entirely amused.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson speaks with the Wall Street Journal’s Jason Bellini about Oliver’s comments, and the state of newspapers.



Jason Bellini, video reporter and senior producer for the Wall Street Journal. He tweets @jasonbellini.

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