Can Herald reporters start their own paper?

When I read last week that the majority of the Everett Herald’s staff were being laid off, I was angry. I looked online to find out who Carpenter Media Group was and found the following information: It is a little-known company from Alabama tbat was brought in with two investment firms from Canada. The investment companies, it said, want a 10 percent return on their investment.

I get the daily print version of the Everett Herald and look forward to reading the good articles and opinions on the editorial page as well as doing the daily crossword puzzle. I especially like the cartoons and letters to the editor. There is no way that we won’t notice a change in this newspaper with a reduced staff.

My hope is that the people who were laid off will start their own local newspaper! I prefer a print version but would consider the online newspaper if I knew that local people were in control of the contents. How can a company in Alabama know what readers want in Washington state? I will not renew my subscription in this newspaper.

Congratulations to The Herald staff who received seven Society of Professional Journalist honors for their work! Thank you to all of you for putting out a newspaper worth reading!

Gail Young

Edmonds

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