Keep my newspaper coming
Johnson is an organic gardener and writer.
As many have done, I’ve taken note of the decline in people reading and buying newspapers and instead receiving their news and other information online or through TV, and I believe this to be a loss for many reasons.
First, our local paper, in this case The Roanoke Times, is the newspaper of record for Southwest Virginia. It allows for public discussion, debate and the exchange of ideas within the community far better than a social online network. Our local paper also can report in-depth, if properly funded, on things that affect us in Southwest Virginia far better than any TV station.