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On the way out, a Lee publisher blasts the home office

May 23, 2017View for printing

"At the same time, I have watched the autonomy of the local newspaper being eroded day by day and replaced with central planning from remote corporate offices. More and more decisions about your local newspaper -- from its national news and feature content to how much you pay for your subscription -- are being determined in boardrooms far away.

"Staffing and publication decisions are no longer primarily driven by local market forces, but by the need to satisfy the unrelenting revenue acquisition and expense-cutting demands of Wall Street shareholders."


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