Annapolis holds online symposium discussing the future and importance of local journalism

“Think about what a strong base that is and how numerous a number is down at the bottom, so it feeds through to the top. The New York Times ultimately depends on what the Capital Gazette writes, in many ways to determine the agenda at the national level,” Abernathy said.

Capital journalist Selene San Felice memorialized her slain colleagues and pleaded with the audience to find a way to save The Capital.

“Fight with us to keep our paper — your paper — alive. Powerful people dedicate memorials to us and our friends who were killed. But those memorials might soon be all that’s left if people in power don’t invest in papers like The Capital,” San Felice said.

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