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March 17, 2013

HOPKINS: Media and public working together

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Lockport Union-Sun & Journal —

Yes, the power of media. We brought important news to the people, and the people in turn responded with tips and other helpful information to bring a quick resolution to a crime.

Often the media takes its lumps — some of it, justified — from the public for various reasons. We’re too liberal. We’re too conservative. We don’t have the story straight. We’re on a “witch hunt.” We’re just trying to sell papers (um, yeah... we don’t do this for free).

However, it’s occasions like this when all sides can come together and produce a positive result. And that’s the power of media.

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