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Dick Tracy: A balancing act

Having worked at several newspapers over my 40-year journalistic career, I’d like to tip my hat to The Union for more than adequately fulfilling its role as a very good local newspaper.

That said, I can almost hear groans from the audience. One would be a young man in our family who thinks The Union is “too liberal” and another from a female friend who thinks it’s “too conservative.”

Which means you’ve hit the balance point on the political seesaw. Hooray.

When I ask them, “Where do you get your local news from?” the answers vary. One says “radio.”

I enjoy radio, too, but, having worked for UPI many moons ago I know the radio copy comes off the wires and is a almost entirely a rewrite of newspapers.

Count how many reporters are working at local radio outlets. You’ll only need the fingers on one hand.

Keep up the good work.

Dick Tracy

Grass Valley

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