Investigative Journalism Needs Our Support

At this point, although it’s gotten a bit expensive, subscribing to the local newspaper almost feels like a civic duty. Without the major newspaper here, The News and Observer, we would probably have a corrupt and dishonest individual representing North Carolina in Congress, even though he probably ordered the forgery of child support documents and had multiple extramarital affairs, while in the military. Without the newspaper, we wouldn’t know how little our state’s Department of Labor does to protect those who are owed wages. Those kinds of stories are not going to come from Buzzfeed. They require resources to complete and constraints of the business models adopted by most online publications simple don’t give reporters the time and treasure needed to work in that space.

Robert is a Christian, aspiring minimalist, software dev manager and paper airplane mechanic located in North Carolina.

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