I Stand with Linda Sue Beck
Travis Longcore

Mass media consolidation has reduced reporting to the level of avatars regurgitating press releases distributed by news aggregators, requiring little thought or afterthought on behalf of the reporter or consumer. They have 30 seconds to relay the sound bite, attached to a visual/video, and then they’re off to the next piece of nonsense. With newspapers quickly disappearing due to declining readership and ad revenue, along with the dismissal of local columnists, reporters and photo journalists, we are left with an under informed populace at the mercy of hucksters and sensationalists.

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