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Drop the Kindle, grab a book (access required)

By Sam Boykin While just about every industry has been hit hard by the recession, folks in the newspaper and magazine industry, including us lowly writers, have had a particularly trying time. We’ve been hit with a double whammy of both a crumbling economy and technological changes that allow people to get their news and entertainment from countless online sources. Nearly every month, it seems, there’s word of yet another newspaper or magazine folding. And here in Charlotte, just about all the local publications, both big and small, have downsized and are cutting back. “Do more with less” has become the mantra in countless newsrooms and editorial departments.

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