I want to publicly thank Editor Roy Miller for his stewardship of responsible journalism in the Brainerd lakes Area for the 18 years that we have subscribed to this newspaper. Until his recent departure I was assured of a variety of opinions from newspapers across Minnesota and from diverse columnists. One could think moderately, liberally, or conservatively, and be challenged or comforted by the views found on this op-ed page.
In this age of social and digital media, with advertising revenue chasing on-line residents, print journalism struggles to keep alive. My generation of readers still enjoys the written language free of careless mistakes, removed by alert and skilled editors.
As officers of the Brainerd Dispatch strive to understand and develop a future “audience,” it is my hope that former standards of reporting and interpreting the news will once again prevail.