In a Letter to the Editor at the Providence Journal, Brian Wilder of Cranston, Rhode Island writes that as newspapers across the country shrink, lay off staff or shut down, readers may be left only with the 'Net to get the news. He suggests that if newspapers are to survive, readers must do 2 things:
First, subscribe to at least one daily newspaper. It’s much cheaper than buying one every day and it helps ensure that our daily newspapers remain healthy.Thanks, Brian! We're trying and with more people who think like you do, we may succeed.
And second, find ways, probably through the newspaper unions, to fight to protect our local papers from the culture of corporate takeover and profit squeezing.