In the year 2000 this nation had 78,000 news reporters, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. As we head into 2020, that number has fallen by more than 36%. That’s nearly 30,000 less people gathering the information that is vital for a democracy to make informed decisions.
Honduran authorities say a television journalist was shot to death last week shortly after leaving his station. Security spokesman Jair Meza Barahona says that José Arita was killed after leaving Channel 12 in the north coast city of Puerto Cortes.
Once upon a time, having a job at a newspaper meant working in one of the most imposing buildings in town, inhaling the acrid aroma of fresh ink and the dusty breath of cheap newsprint and feeling mini-earthquakes under our feet every time the presses started to roll.
The unprecedented success of the United States, sustained for more than 243 years, certainly has many causes. For one, a people who believe in freedom, equality and following the law is crucial. Without a populace who respects those ideals, any rules the government makes to try to promote them aren’t going to work in the long run.
While it’s understandable for people in this day and age to complain about having to pay for any sort of content on the internet, there is a very good reason why we here at The Columbian-Progress have a paywall on our website.
There are many aspects of the 2018 midterms in Mississippi that will be examined and discussed.
One fact I do know is that most the winners in the election campaigns placed ads in newspapers. For example, Kiley Kirk, running for the Chancery Judge Place 2 Post, placed ads and won this position.