Howard County Maryland Blog

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WASHINGTON POST BACKING OUT OF HOWARD COUNTY

Posted by David Keelan on Friday, April 28, 2006

From a concerned citizen.

It has come to my attention that the Washington Post has gutted its staff in Howard County and is on its way to closing the Howard County bureau and merging it with the Anne Arundel County bureau. Coverage of Howard County will be severely curtailed and the Howard edition will cease to exist. This is being done, in part, because "Readership Surveys" indicate that we, in Howard County, don't read news about Howard County.

Whether you are a subscriber, or a website reader, or not a reader at all- the importance of having more than one regional newspaper report on Howard County can not be underrated. It may be too late to reverse the course of these decisions, but I encourage you to take a moment and write to Robert J. McCartney, the Assistant Managing Editor for Metro News at mccartneyr@washpost.com to voice your concerns.

Please forward this to any other Howard County email group to which you belong so that our emails will be enough to make an impact on this decision.

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