Thursday, August 27, 2009

Family newspaper: Like coffee, debate and other traditions worth preserving

Ann Williams writes:

Several years ago I had a conversation with a young reporter who had just been hired by The Bakersfield Californian. He'd had several job offers but had chosen this one. When I asked him why he wanted to settle in this much maligned place, his answer was firm: "This is one of the last family-owned newspapers in the country," he said, "and I'm lucky to have the opportunity to work here."

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