Courtesy Gary Borders

One of my main jobs as a publisher is to sell newspapers. That might appear blindingly obvious to most folks. But on many occasions throughout my four decades in this business, readers upset with a story will say, accusingly, “You’re just trying to sell newspapers.” That always struck me as akin to telling a car dealer, “You’re just trying to sell cars.” Well, duh.

Gary Borders
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Commentator Gary Borders pays tribute to a late newspaper publisher who was happiest when he heard the press rumble under his feet.