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I think there is definitley a debate to be had over this issue. While holding a hard copy of something tangible in your hands is a nostalgic, traditional method of recieving news, there are obvious benefits to making this form of paper-use obsolete. Sure, without the constant demand of paper-printed news comes the approval of those environmental well-wishers, but what about American culture? Will we sink our teeth further into a world of technology and Kindles? A world where we no longer have to lift a finger to turn a page, but only have to click a mouse to read about Obama's latest policies on CNN.com?
And what about local news? While the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times may be able to successfully broadcast the world's happenings via the all-subsuming internet, what will become of the publications of news that happens close to home...within our own backyards? What this nation needs is not a rejection of all tradition, however nostalgic those traditions may be, but an embrace of some of the little things that make us who we are. Print news is a fundamental key to our nation's well-being and livelihood... would we so carelessly toss that away into the recylce bin of new technology?
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