This is a sad article, in that it's really about a news reporting and publishing house who refused to adopt to the changing times. Online news publishing has been going on since the early 1990s. Digital news publishing gain more popularity in the early 2000s, and has been going strong ever since. It's more cost effective to run an online publishing portal (free or subscription based) than the traditional bricks and mortar.
With this, residents can always take it upon themselves to established some sort of community-driven online newspaper. The internet is pervasive, especially in North America, where free access can be found readily.
This is a story about the lack of foresight, inability to adopt, and the stubbornness to cling onto outdated methods.
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