Journalism has served us well for 350 years; don’t give up on it now

By Adam Witty of Charleston, S.C., Letter to The State

As a book publisher, I was disheartened to read that The New York Daily News was slashing its newsroom staff in half. More alarming is that, according to Pew Research Center, 36 percent of the country’s largest newspapers have experienced layoffs since January 2017.

I assumed that readers were just going digital, but the study finds that a quarter of the highest-trafficked news outlets have also experienced layoffs.

What I concluded was that it’s professional journalism that is under siege. [Full letter to The State Editorial Board]

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