Thursday, November 20, 2008

Newspapers: History will always needs its first draft

Beth Grace writes:

Newspapers are important.

Newspapers are vital to our collective memory and history.

Newspapers are what publisher Philip Graham once called the "first rough draft of history," the first place we turn -- even now, even with an ocean of information just a mouse click or two away -- to learn, to understand, to remember.

Newspapers are a sort of "everyman's souvenir" of the moments that change our world.

There are some who believe that the electronic media -- TV, satellite radio, web sites -- will one day erase the need for the printed word and newspapers will cease to exist.

I don't believe it.

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