I was pleased and saddened to read Gabriel Tynes’ profile summarizing the history and apparent closing of the Mobile Beacon (Lagniappe, Dec. 12, 2018). During my first residency in Mobile I read the Beacon frequently, as it provided, along with The Harbinger, a welcome contrast to the then and now regressive thinking that was so ingrained.
I don’t know the answer to the “newspaper problem” other than to hope social evolution eventually serves justice. I do know well-sourced, well-vetted journalism is more important than ever for ensuring that justice.
Thank you for shining a light on an important, historic community publication.
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