Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Newspapers forced to make difficult choices for survival

Loretta Lay writes:

I agree TV news and news from the Internet are great. When all is said and done, however, how dependable are they?

What happens when our electrical system is compromised? Periodically, that happens.

I remember being without electricity for three weeks during the 1970s and a number of shorter periods since. There was no television -- and there was no Internet, of course.

During those periods, daily newspapers were a godsend. They kept people up to date on local developments. They told us how the work to restore the electric power was progressing and kept us informed about the latest national news.

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