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“What Happens When Austin’s Daily Paper Dies
” [News, March 10] This was a headline that I was hoping I wouldn’t see. But I knew it was just a matter of time before The Austin Chronicle
and everyone who relies on good news reporting would acknowledge that we don’t have a reliable daily newspaper in Austin anymore. I’m surprised that there hasn’t been more public comment about the disintegration of the Austin American-Statesman
, once a well respected publication in the state capital.
I’ve watched and read about the many experienced staff who left after the paper was purchased by Gannett and were not replaced. This has affected the detailed coverage of local and state news. Now, I scan the online edition for bits of news and go on to get my more in-depth Austin news from other sources, mainly The Austin Chronicle
and the DMN (Dallas Morning News
There are good journalism students graduating from the University of Texas every year. Give them a chance to make some significant contributions to the Austin paper and bring back a daily paper that we can rely on for insightful and significant reporting.