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Lamenting the Loss of the Locally-Owned Lawrence Journal-World

Copy of the Lawrence Journal-World. Later this year, the locally-owned paper will have new out-of-state owners. (Photo by J. Schafer)

The Lawrence Journal-World newspaper traces its roots back to 1891, when W.C. Simons arrived in Lawrence. The daily paper has been in the hands of the Simons family since then. But after 125 years of local ownership, the paper is being sold. One loyal reader doesn't like it one bit. Hear what Guest Commentator David J. Brown has to say about the sale of the local daily he both loved and hated.

Amber Waves of Change: Rural Newspapers (Part 3)

A summer sunset silhouette of the Scott City, Kan., water tower. (Photo by David Guth)

As many towns in western Kansas struggle against a steady population decline, so does one of the most visible institutions in those communities – the local newspaper. University of Kansas Journalism Professor David Guth has been conducting research in the region and takes a look at the challenges facing rural publishers.

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