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The heartbeat of the community
By Byron McNutt

THE PRINTED newspaper is a life force — “the beating heart of a community.” It is a “warm and comfortable medium, a product able to command and sustain an audience.”

Without newspapers, America would eventually be nothing more than a collection of people simply living in the same geographic area. Do you really want to see that happen? Is that the type of community you want to call home?

As Rem Reider of USA Today said in a recent column, “It’s been fashionable for years now to write off newspapers as relics of a vanished era, as dinosaurs who are too dumb to know they are supposed to die, as orphans who have no place in the glitzy, fast-moving digital age.”

Well, Oct. 6-12 is National Newspaper Week

Tuesday, October 08, 2013 1:54 PM

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