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Published August 22, 2011, 12:00 AM

Letter: Valley City newspaper story reveals news as commodity

Throughout my 35-year career as a journalism teacher in three countries (Malaysia, Australia and the U.S.), I have maintained that freedom of the press means more than the freedom of the media owners and their supplicant editors to maximize profits at the expense of good reporting needed to enhance the democratic ethos of the community they claim to serve.

By: Shelton Gunaratne, INFORUM

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