Give Readers More, Not Less.

Author:Bode, Roy E.
Position:Comments - Letter to the editor

There's still a future for print newspapers as well as digital, but it will require a return to traditional standards and values and more local ownership directly connected to the communities where they publish. ("Editorial: Cuts Like a Knife," July 2019) The loss of those qualities tops hundreds of reasons for the stunning demise of an industry that has generally reacted unwisely and belatedly to the blinding changes of the media world. When "team leaders" and editors in distant places run newsrooms in very different markets, there's no doubt that more consolidation--whether of companies or key operations at individual papers--has become a problem, not a solution. Indiscriminate cuts may lower expense, but they soon reduce revenue...

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