Neil O. Nelson

A telling story.

Newspaper columnists are fewer in number today, compared to years ago, decades ago, especially.

Not necessarily marking time, more a victim of the march of time, columnists still writing for daily newspapers are finding their commentary running up against people with the same things to say on talk radio, cable TV and the internet. 

Tough competition for the lonely newspaper columnist; even if what he or she has to say is more local, more logical and sometimes laugh-out-loud funny; they’re being dismissed form the editorial pages or dropped altogether anyway.

In today’s world of advanced technology and in-your-face 24/7 news, the problem is compounded by the disappearing daily newspaper pages, which are taking with them the once-popular and often-read columnists; the void remains.

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