Better to Fold Than Sell to Murdoch

A day in history about a newspaper in Buffalo, New York, a newspaper  that once had Mark Twain as an editor.

On September 17, 1982, the newspaper guild of the Buffalo Courier-Express voted to do something no other media outlet in the U.S. had done or would do: It voted to turn down an offer from Rupert Murdoch’s News America Publishing Company to buy the failing Buffalo morning daily. The vote meant that Buffalo would be left with one newspaper, The Buffalo News. And it meant that the Courier-Express’s 1,100 employees would be out of a job. Read the rest>>

There’s a word for what this 137-year-old newspaper did, a word that is dying in the English language. That word is integrity. In case you forgot or don’t know the meaning of integrity, here it is:

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