From one of our BEST & BRIGHTEST KICK-ASS TKC READERS . . . Check a recent photo warning against journalism theft and reminding us that newspaper reporting is a public service that still requires food and shelter to function.

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"One recent study shows that in our country of 332 million people, no newspaper has a print circulation of more than 1 million. Only nine have more than 100,000 subscribers. Among the 25 largest papers, only one showed an increase in circulation, and it serves a retirement community. It’s shocking, really, that a paper with less than 50,000 subscribers is among the nation’s largest.

"The decline is relentless. Print papers are losing one out of eight subscribers every year. Their daily circulation, over 63 million at its peak in the 1980s, is now about one-third that size. Over 25% of all American newspapers have died in the past 15 years."

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The decline and fall of newspapers | DeSoto County News

"A few years ago, you would have unfolded your newspaper and read opinion and analysis like this. Those days are gone . . ."