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Newspapers do still play a vital role

There has been a great deal of negative reporting about the state of journalism over the past few months.

As I read the news items and listen to the commentators, one would think that newspapers, independent television stations, and radio stations are about to die.

Yes, there will be some newspapers that will cease to publish. There will be some radio stations that will be amalgamated into a bigger base no longer attached to a single community and there also will be some TV stations in smaller markets that will disappear.

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