The impact of community journalism

Raised in a household of newspaper readers, I grew accustomed to absorbing news every night. Those were the days when the newspaper, radio and 5 p.m. news were the only glimpses into the outside world we had. The media was a trusted source of information on which we could base our opinions.

I have continued reading papers to this day. I read every paper in District 59, get more online and peruse the news thoughtfully. Perhaps through the habit of reading, I am getting pretty good at sorting out news from fluff, facts from fiction.

And I wish more people could do the same.

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