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‘Tis the season to thank newspaper people

Whether you read your news in the morning, afternoon. or evening; whether you read your newspapers in print or digital; whether you read national or local newspapers — take time to sprinkle a few words of kudos in an email, text or card to the dedicated folks in front of and behind the printing presses.

Think about the many employment positions at newspaper offices.

From the publisher to the carrier, each person needs appreciation for the teamwork it takes to publish a daily, a weekly, a monthly print or digital newspaper. From the paper version to the online version, it takes diligence to snoop and scoop events, stories and happenings.

Write a letter to the editor and express your gratitude. Purchase or renew a subscription. Compliment them on social media.

Thank them for coverage of community events, grand openings, council meetings, births, weddings, and funerals, national, state and local news. Give praise for good journalism.

“Printer’s ink is the great apostle of progress; whose pulpit is the press.” — Horace Greeley

Melissa Martin, Ph.D., is an author, columnist, educator and therapist. She lives in Southern Ohio