The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

By Jack H. Smith
Ledger Publisher 

EDITORIAL: Plenty of people looking at the local paper


February 21, 2018

As a publisher, people will often times ask me about the current state of the newspaper business and their relevance in todays society.

I will certainly admit that large publications in metropolitan areas have been struggling and many of them have closed their doors. At the same time, I will happily say that smaller community papers still have a very relevant role in today’s society and many of them do very well. While it certainly isn’t the same with social media and the Internet playing a key role on how people do things, but for smaller community the weekly newspaper is vital to th...

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