Letters to the Editor

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Tag: newspapers


TNT: Newspapers are still relevant

Reading a recent issue of The News Tribune, I realized how long I had read the paper and how significant it has been. On the editorial pages were writers such as Leonard Pitts Jr. and Kathleen Parker plus a Viewpoint article by Julie Anderson, the Pierce County auditor. These are all significant commentaries on the local and national scene.

They are highly relevant and provide a view of life in our society. Newspapers may ultimately become electronic media, but for now they are a significant source of information in traditional paper format.


MEDIA: A troubling sign of the times

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?