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Posted on 08.15.2013

On The Importance of Newspapers

Before the start of 2013, I made a media wish. I hoped for the return of the "reputable journalist" and the resurgence of traditional media outlets upon which the general public can rely for timely, accurate, in-depth information that matters.

With the closing of Nashville's The City Paper, and the continued blood-letting at The Tennessean, it's clear that I won't be getting my wish this year. And at this rate, I'm starting to lose hope.

I was, however, heartened to read the final editorial of The City Paper, in which the staff provides a clear argument for the importance of having healthy - and hopefully, competing - newspapers in cities like Nashville and what we can do to help keep those newspapers alive. For the PR pros in our audience, I'll agree that having a robust media landscape does equate to better pitching opportunities. But more importantly, our world is just plain better when we have abundant, reliable news sources.

I won't try to re-create what is already a well-written piece. Instead, I encourage everyone in the Nashville community, and in the broader public relations industry, to spend a few minutes reading the editorial, which you can find at this link. Afterward, let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.

 

Erin George is a Senior Account Supervisor at Lovell Communications. You can view more of Erin’s blogs here. Connect with Erin at erin@lovell.com or @ErinLawley.

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