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"Newspapers are Dying. Who Cares?"

"Newspapers are Dying. Who Cares?"

Newspapers across the country are closing or being consolidated, leaving “news deserts” — communities with no local media coverage. Since 2004, more than 1,700 weekly newspapers and more than 60 dailies have closed across the nation, and many newspapers are only a shadow of what they once were as staffs have been slashed.

How bad is it here and elsewhere? Does it matter? Are there promising alternatives for local news?

The Columbia Basin Badger Club will explore these questions at its August 15th session.


Ken Robertson is the retired executive editor of the Tri-City Herald and current member of the Herald editorial board and a wine columnist for Wine Press Northwest magazine and He conducts wine tours for the guests of the American Empress cruise boat during its stop in Richland.

Joyce Terhaar is the former executive editor and senior vice president of The Sacramento Bee, now semi-retired and a contract editor at CALmatters, a nonprofit journalism startup in Sacramento and board member of the American Society of News Editors.

Thursday, August 15, 2019, 11:30 AM until 1:00 PM
Richland Shilo Inn
50 Comstock Street
Richland, WA  99352

Pat Turner
Lunch Meeting
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