What Newspapers Do
“As for the arguments that newspapers just want to sell newspapers, those who make them don’t understand the news business. If that were true, newspapers would simply fill their pages and websites with sports, celebrity gossip and entertainment news. Some profitable tabloids already use this formula. That’s what sells, but it does not promote a democratic (or republican) form of government. The fact that ... news organizations make such a large expenditure of resources to cover local and state government, even in the face of some public apathy, illustrates this commitment.”
—Joel Campbell, columnist and BYU journalism professor, “Legislators can’t blame open-records woes on media overkill,” The Salt Lake Tribune, March 19, 2011
Editorial Comment: And recipes. Newspapers have great Velveeta recipes.
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