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Earlier this week I was a judge for the state journalism competition. One of the comments in an article struck me: a student asked if anyone still read the newspaper?Social media has definitely changed the way we look at news.

In my reporting days, I heard more and more, ‘Well, I read it on the internet’ when asking a source about a topic. You look into it and ‘the internet’ is filled with a myriad of half-truths, assumptions and, sometimes, complete falsehoods.This made my job harder. However, we moved forward.

Here is a challenge for younger folks. Read the newspaper for three weeks, either online or in print. Check your base knowled...

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