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Subject: William Kerns and the further decline of journalism

Dale (sad to see)
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Date Posted: Thu April 04, 2019 20:38:41


For those of you that don't know, William Kerns is an excellent journalist for the Lubbock Avalanche Journal.

At least he was until early Feb. this year.

I'm sorry to say I only learned this news today.

Mr. Kerns became good friends with our friend Bill Griggs in the last years of Mr. Griggs life, and was a very important cog in getting recognition for Bill on the west texas walk of fame.

If you have friends, as I do, who are professional journalists, you may already know how nearly all of them are under siege these days from corporate greed, and yes, changing media technology.

However, the best of them certainly deserve a better fate, as does Mr. Kerns and his readers in Lubbock and the wider world.

It is disturbingly ironic that the very thing allowing folks from everywhere to read a column intended for a smaller to mid size west Texas city, is the very thing that is helping to kill off real journalism in the democratic world.

In no way do I intend for this to be a political post, and I apologize to anyone who takes it that way, but I will say that all the freedoms we love and the informed lives we share in north america will suffer without a vibrant, impartial, and professional news media.

Yes, I feel that should and must include informed and intelligent coverage of the arts and entertainment.

Here is a link to Mr. Kerns farewell comments:

<a rel=nofollow target=_blank href="https://www.facebook.com/william.kerns.56/posts/10219294001806599">https://www.facebook.com/william.kerns.56/posts/10219294001806599</a>

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