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By H.V. O’Brien—
Even with the overload of digital communication on various devices and platforms that may or may not always have accurate information that Americans need, there will always be the need for the hometown newspaper.
As long as there are local schools, high school athletics, Friday night football and cheerleaders, bands and stock show ribbons.
As long as city, county, state and national governments pass laws and collect taxes on people.
As long as young children write letters to Santa, and graduate in their caps and gowns.
As long as the need for good and fun drives are dependent on help for the less fortunate.
As long as men’s and women’s civic organizations meet, and social events are scheduled.
As long as there are weddings and births, and grandparents who like to brag on their children.
As long as obituaries pay tribute to our neighbors and friends.
Hometown newspapers are meeting the challenge of delivering the necessary and by the way, the accurate information the public wants and needs to know.
And don’t forget: important legal notices affecting the general public are accurately published in the local newspaper.
In print, on time and historically 99/44/100% accurate.
Don’t forget the fact that newspapers are universally filed, permanently recorded and available for personal and legal purposes.
Most digital news comes from print news first.
This book is a detailed account of the education and practice of bringing local information weekly to a specific area with decades of success. The accuracy, attractiveness, and regularity of the local newspaper is what merchants, big and small, depend on to have their advertising weekly printed and delivered right into the hands of potential customers for immediate and future use.
It has to be right—that’s the local news system.
H.V. O’Brien is a veteran reporter, editor and publisher and his book “There Will Always Be The Need for HOMETOWN NEWSPAPERS is available by contacting him at 254-629-1708 or Box 29, Eastland, TX 76448 or [email protected]