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Support A Free Press - Behind the Headlines
All over the country, news agencies are dropping like flies and corporate layoffs have become a reality of the industry. Meanwhile, editors are moving away from original sourced stories opting instead, to have reporters summarize articles from other news sources or copy and paste press releases. Coverage of city council and county commission meetings have been eliminated in most newsrooms with watchdog journalism traded in for coverage of car crashes and stories that bait readers to click. Investigative reporters have become an endangered species as corporate overlords demand quantity over…