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Guest Column: Why community newspapers matter
Marshall Ramsey cartoon
Marshall Ramsey created this cartoon for National Newspaper Week, which starts Sunday.
“I got credit down at the grocery store and my barber tells me jokes…” —Roger Miller ROLLING FORK, Miss. -- The chosen theme for this year’s National Newspaper Week is “Power of the Press,” and that power, it seems to me, is a very relative thing. Everybody understands the power of, say, The New York Times or The Washington Post, but probably less recognized and appreciated is the power of the Deer Creek Pilot and the thousands of other small, community newspapers just like it all across the land. In survey after survey, it is these little community-minded newspapers that are continuing to thrive.

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