The Passing of Words
I grew up with this newspaper. Of the two papers, this one was always my favorite. They had an easy to read layout and, for the most part, they reported the news without adding their own slant to it.
The final edition was great. In the center of the front page was a short story saying goodbye and on the outer edges were the stories from the front page of the first edition. They did a special 54-page edition that showed some of the front pages they ran since their beginning on April 23, 1859. They reprinted some of the major news stories they covered and they even showed all the changes the nameplate had experienced throughout the years.
The day before the final edition, I was listening to the news. A journalism professor was interviewed about the paper going out of business. He said within two years it is highly likely that none of the major newspaper in the nation will be printed. They will all be on-line.
We may be saying goodbye to the printed word.
Then early this morning, I learned that Paul Harvey passed away this weekend. He had a talent for telling the news and his radio show, ‘The Rest of the Story’ in an entertaining and informative way.