You've been hearing about the death of the media forever and you're fucking sick of it. I don't blame you; I am, too. That's why this reading is so important. The authors of The Death and Life of American Journalism have tirelessly researched newspapers, and they've got a plan to save them. In a book that spans the history of newspapers in America (the founding fathers thought papers were so important that they're the only industry specifically mentioned in the Constitution) to the future of news in the age of Google, Journalism changes the conversation from self-pity to optimism. (Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, 652-4255. 7:30 pm, $5.)

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