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Gazette Sale Timely Good News


After 30 years at the helm, Gazette Publisher Gordon Forgey announced last week his paper was sold to journalist Roger Harnack, a partner of Free Press Publishing based in Cheney, Wash. This is great news for a retiring publisher and even better news for Whitman County, a stay from joining America’s vast desert of “No News Zones.”

I met Harnack in 2012 when I joined the International Society of Weekly News Editors (ISWNE), a rowdy newspaper group that prides itself on upholding the tenets of community journalism and shining the spotlight on open government. ISWNE knows reporting and m...

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