I am just reading emails now and your sage response. Heavens, fella, you mustn’t think I would ever set out to purposefully rap knuckles, so the only viable choice is that my missive (missile?) was meant to provoke a bit of thoughtful reflection by all
those of us who benefit from journalism yet decline to actually support it.
Which reminds me, thank goodness our forefathers got the news in print and not the ether. Whilst digital media are marvels for storage, the newspapers are bastions of retrieval via microfilm. No matter who introduces what new operating system, there will
always be magnifying glasses.
Could someone suggest good sources to aid my understanding of the Scotland-Caribbean (DWI) connection in the late 1700s, early 1800s? I am looking for economic/cultural reasons for migration from the former to the latter. Looking for why my Thomas Gray,
stone mason, came out of Haddington (20 miles east of Edinburgh) and thence to St. Croix.
Cheers from a teeth-chattering North Carolina,
On Dec 12, 2017, at 8:37 AM, Chris Codrington <firstname.lastname@example.org
Being 65 I spent most of my life reading newspapers and lugging bags of Sunday NYTimes to the curb. I also went to Newhouse school of journalism at Syracuse University although I transferred and changed major rather than continuing in that direction. It
was unnecessary to defend journalists against a simple and very general observation that coverage of the West Indies is often nearly non existent in the more common US sources. I was speaking of television and or newspaper news orgs usually observed
here in the Northeast corridor of the United States.
I have at least three friends or family members who are journalists of various descriptions so I rely on them to correct me when I am ruthlessly unjust.
I believe this was the first time I have uttered such a criticism for a long long time and am a flagrant liberal anyway.
So no harm no foul but if there is any sort of inter personal issue underlying this drop me a private line
In the meantime freedom of the press is safe from me.
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Peter, let us know what you need that we can help with. I could send you, for example, a fruitcake :-)
Regarding the comment about the "media" (as though it were one entity), I must say there are very few journalists left, actually. Remember that newspaper subscription you cancelled? Remember how you now get your news for free in the web? So please ask
yourself which journalists you're now supporting before you criticize the few who are scrambling to cover what they can. Then go subscribe to something. We all rely on newspapers for a lot of major ancestral research. And remember, most of our ancestors
probably bought the newspaper. And that how we pay for the journalists you and I long for when we need someone we trust to be our eyes and ears when we cannot personally go and see.
Ok. I will now take my soapbox and go back to my corner!
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