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Groening, Davis to discuss 'Demise of the Local Newspaper' Dec. 10

Nov 20, 2019

Belfast — At one time Belfast, population about 5,000, had three weekly newspapers, The Republican Journal, The Waldo Independent and Village Soup. Anyone who wanted to understand what was happening in town read both The Republican Journal and The Waldo Independent every Thursday.

Those days are over; access to local news is limited in communities all over the country. Why and how did that happen? What does it mean?

Jay Davis, a founding editor of the Waldo Independent and former editor of The Republican Journal, and Tom Groening, twice editor of The Republican Journal, former editorial page editor of the Bangor Daily News and present editor of Working Waterfront, will consider those questions in Belfast on Tuesday, Dec. 10, at 6:30 p.m. in the Abbott Room of Belfast Free Library, 106 High St. This event is free and open to all.

Hosted by Belfast Free Library, this event is presented in anticipation of the 33rd annual Camden Conference — The Media Revolution: Changing the World, Feb. 21-23, 2020, live at the Camden Opera House and livestreamed to the Hutchinson Center in Belfast, Strand Theatre in Rockland, and Hannaford Hall in Portland.

The mission of the Camden Conference is to foster informed discourse on world issues. For more information, visit or call 236-1034.



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