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     January 28, 2021      #85-28 KDJ
 

World changes, but newspapers still needed 

 

By Joe Yurgine

Amid the aftershocks of the George Floyd story and the president’s disrespectful rants about reporters, the free press and fake news, I retrieved and dusted off my copy of the last Chicago Daily News newspaper printed on March 4, 1974.

The headline read “SO LONG, CHICAGO, It Took 102 Years To Finish, And These Are The Final Pages Of the Chicago Daily News.” It marked the death of a newspaper. The copy was saved and handed off to me by my Dad, who at that time had worked in the circulation department for the Daily News for 56 years. In growing up between the ages of 8 and 12 in a newspaper oriented family, geared to the ...

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