It was not that long ago small towns and cities printed newspapers on a daily basis. They covered town meetings, school events, and the rest of the news folks were interested in. These publishers were the backbone of what we have today of reporting and journalism. In time costs of these operations grew. Many were forced to publish either twice a week or once a week to make ends meet. Still the quality did not suffer. Sadly today that is not the case.
Large publishing conglomerates have bought up those smaller outfits unable to compete with the bigger companies. Some have even just closed thier doors. In a few cases papers with smaller circulation formed cooperatively to keep costs down. Quality of context remians the same without bending to lower standards of journalism.
Still hopefully in a small town or city somewhere across this great nation of ours at least one paper remains devoted to reporting when Farmer Brown''s cow gets loose or Mrs. Jenkins''
apple pie wins first place at the county fair. It may not be as spectacular as a hotel heiress throwing a party, but it''s a lot more interesting.