“Getting Past the News Blues”

Newspapers – all print media, in fact – are struggling for financial survival as computerization remakes 21st Century life. But news gathering isn’t dead; it’s just different. How the public’s need to know is experiencing its third great revolution since the 15th century.

Retired newspaper journalist Lowell Sunderland spent nearly 29 of his 36 years with the Baltimore Sun, starting as a reporter and eventually editing in newsroom Management roles. He always was involved in local news coverage, mostly in metropolitan Baltimore, but also for two years in Norfolk, Va., with the Virginia-Pilot. As a retiree, he’s in his 14th year of facilitating a weekly discussion group for seniors focused on current events, especially at the national level, while drawing from an array of news media.

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