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John Oliver Delivers a Valentine (And a Warning) to Newspapers — But Will They Listen?

Tom Grubisich

John Oliver Delivers a Valentine (And a Warning) to Newspapers — But Will They Listen?

John Oliver’s tribute to newspapers on HBO’s “Last Week Tonight” highlighted the challenges for the country’s dailies, as well as the dangers of making online news all about clickbait. To combat this dismal future, publishers should focus on making their sites as engaging as possible, which could ultimately help sell digital subscriptions.