The definition of a “great” news organization has forever changed. Most journalists believe that "it’s a big loss to the community" when their circulation and paper declines. However, it seems that the people in the community don’t share that belief. I believe the community's demand shifted and that most newspapers just plain failed to adapt. Remember progress requires change - "Some will survive, while others perish.” Getting their act together to “best serve the community” has led many newspapers to their demise. Many newspapers simply don’t reach out to the community like they should – it’s that simple.
I enjoy reading the newspaper everyday, but it contains less community involement and information than ever before. Maybe - just maybe newspapers should go back to covering their local communities like they use to. I know that New England is begging for it. Sorry if I upset you accorb1045, but its what readers want. Building an online site like this would be simple. Just wish I could share my ideas - I too have ink in my blood.