CITY, December 11th, 2019
The official seal from the Wonderland Dead Letter Office appropriately picturing the extinct dodo bird.
Last week Talker answered the CITY‘s call to submit a FEEDBACK letter, hoping to encourage other Letter to the Editor writers. Today, the CITY kindly printed “Picking up the slack.”
Actually, for years Talker has lamented the decline in popularity — for both readers and writers — of a the venerable form that have has been part of printed newspapers for centuries.
The 2016 Is Public Input to the D&C a Dead Letter? bemoans the diminished presence — online and print — on the pages of the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle.
As alluded to in my letter, the 2019 Saying goodbye to the weekday print edition of the Democrat and Chronicle chastises the D & C for its shortsighted reduction of the Opinion page to a mere two days a week. [UPDATE, THIS WEEKEND, 1/19-20, THE D & C DROPPED THE SATURDAY OPINION PAGE. SUNDAY IS THE SOLE SURVIVOR.]
Since 2012, CITY has allowed me to express opinions in its public forum five times, each of which became incorporated into a Talker article. (below)
Saying goodbye to the weekday print edition of the Democrat and Chronicle
9/26/18. Photo: Jonathon who was playing Pokémon at the time.
On Michael J. Nighan’s letter to the CITY Otterness and MAG
CITY, February 10 – 16, 2016
The City spreads the word about the Jim Crow Museum’s offer. Before it’s too late.
CITY, October 24th, 2012
Substitute teachers in the RCSD are a rich and untapped resource
Moving forward after school at Northeast; Wegmans stays the course
CITY, January 9th, 2013
We Are Orlando. And 25 years ago when the RCSD led the nation against discrimination towards gay students
SEE ALSO A look inside the “readers page” from NYTimes Letter-to-the-Editor editor Tom Feyer
Photo provided by Tom Feyer showing the sheer volume of letters he receives (and reads).
For you, Talker buys the D & C digital archives. And Noam Chomsky
(l-r) David Kramer, Valeria Chomsky, Noam Chomsky at the Eisenberg Rotunda, Schlegel Hall, University of Rochester [Photo: Leslie Kramer 4/21/16]