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MEDIA: A troubling sign of the times

Letter by Norm Eklund, Puyallup on June 24, 2012 at 12:52 pm | 15 Comments »
June 25, 2012 11:23 am

Re: “New Orleans faces future without daily newspaper” (TNT, 6-24).

It’s sad, troubling news indeed that a major American city will now be without its own daily newspaper. And it happens to be one of the most prestigious, award-winning newspapers in the land – the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

And for those like Sarah Palin who think bloggers and the Internet will fill the information void, guess what? Thirty-six per cent of the people of New Orleans lack access to the Internet.

Imagine Tacoma/Pierce County without a local daily newspaper. Where would you go to stay well-informed?

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