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Gerald L. Baliles (Law ’67) Dan Addison

“Given the current state of the newspaper business, I share the concerns of many about the future of the free press—and especially about the potential impact that this could have on the governance of our country. How will our leaders act when there are fewer journalists watching to hold them accountable? How will our citizens inform themselves when there is less reporting on the issues? Will new media be able to fill the void?”

Gerald L. Baliles (Law ’67), former governor of Virginia and director of UVA’s Miller Center of Public Affairs, commenting on the center’s recently released report, “Old Media, New Media and the Challenge to Democratic Governance” (The report can be found at