Happy 219th Anniversary New York Post!
Until the 1960's, most citizens received their news from newspapers, as opposed to television. These broadcasts would be primarily local news, sports and weather, seldom more than 30 minutes.
Technology and budgets were not readily available to send out reporters for remote coverage of national or international stories.
Readers, however, could select from morning, midday and late afternoon editions available at thousands of newsstands. Today, there are fewer newspapers left.
The continued demise of newspapers since the 1960's is bad news. Most American cities and suburbs are down to one local daily or weekly newspaper.
Newspapers and magazines have to deal with increasing costs for newsprint, delivery and distribution, along with reduced advertising revenues and declining readership due to competition from the Internet and other information sources.
We are fortunate to live in one of the few remaining free societies with a wealth of information sources available for all.
In the marketplace of ideas, let us hope there continues to be room for the remaining survivors, including the New York Post and our local weekly newspapers such as the Queens Examiner, Greenpoint Star and their sister publications.