Editors Stress That Local Newspapers Are Still Alive

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By: Jacob Batte | The DM Online

Three small-town Mississippi editors spoke to a crowd of aspiring journalists at the Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics on Wednesday about how they are able to keep their papers afloat, especially during a time when people are under the impression that the newspaper industry is dying.

Jim Prince of the Neshoba Democrat, Luke Lampton of the Magnolia Gazette and Bill Jacobs of The Daily Leader of Brookhaven joined journalism professor and panel moderator Deborah Wenger to discuss the future of newspapers.

Prince said he thinks community newspapers will stick around.

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