Press: Big Fish in Small Ponds

Some of the best journalism in America is produced by newspapers that are too small ever to qualify for a ten best list but that vigorously pursue issues in their communities. These dailies and weeklies are the traditional training ground for big-city journalists. The best of them, moreover, hold on to some dedicated staffers who could work practically anywhere. Editor Albert Scardino of the weekly Georgia Gazette, who won a Pulitzer Prize last week, is a graduate of Columbia and the University of California at Berkeley who worked for the Associated Press, the...

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