America's newspapers toon for June 23, 2021

As we continue to emerge from the pandemic, there’s a sense of relief and optimism that things will return to normal. Long-awaited family gatherings, birthday parties and graduation ceremonies are finally happening in person. Sporting events have fans in the stands, airports are busy, and we all are in the process of reclaiming those elements of life we’ve missed the past year.

However, with that optimism is the reality of the impact the pandemic had on local communities.

Dean Ridings is CEO of America’s Newspapers, an organization of about 1,500 newspaper and associate member companies committed to explaining, defending and advancing the vital role of newspapers in democracy and civil life. Contact him at dridings@newspapers.org.

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Bulldog

True, but the editorial board should reflect their community instead of the global view.

PJBM626

If local newspaper would wake from their own personal voting bias and the cult nature sheep herding with each other, reporting fair , unbiased , and truthfully on national and state politics they may get folks to buy their papers. People are tired of their dem propaganda and agendas But they will continue down this path with no concern for meeting subscribers needs and business health and lose more business

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