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WDAM Viewpoint- Laurel Leader Call shuts down

The Laurel Leader-Call newspaper announced that they would stop the presses for good today, after 100 years of service to the people of Jones County.  While some folks might assume that this would be welcome news to us since we have been competitors for news and advertising for over half a century…they would be wrong.  It saddens us to see fellow journalists cease their operations.  But technology changes and people's habits and means of getting information evolves over time.  There will always be a need and a demand for local news and content…but the means for disseminating and receiving it has changed for many in recent years.  Print media has, in general, been affected more than most.   In the mid-90's the emergence of the Internet began to change things in the communications world.  And as the saying goes, the one thing we can all be sure of is change.  But knowledge is essential to a self-governing people…and we salute and honor the efforts made by the Leader-Call since 1911 to provide knowledge and information.  You have helped record a century of history in the Pine Belt and for that we are grateful.  I'm Jim Cameron with today's Viewpoint.  Let us know what's on your mind.

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