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League of Women Voters discusses local journalism

The League of Women Voters of Mason County heard from a pair of veteran journalists on "The Decline of Local Journalism and Its Impact on Democracy" during its March 15 meeting.

Sally Carpenter Hale retired in 2019 after 40 years with The Associated Press, most recently as director of regional media for Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey.

As the AP's bureau chief in New Jersey, she directed that state's coverage of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and their aftermath.

Dee Anne Finken reported for the Fresno and Sacramento Bee newspapers early in her career, then worked for an extended stretch...


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