The View from Afar

Writings by retired newspaper publisher Stephen Waters


Directory of files May 4, 2022
Yes, America!
In February, 2022, the essay Yes, America -- or, who gets to transform what and why scanned American institutions being undercut by those desperate to provoke sufficient violence as a pretext to take full control before peaceful 2022 midterm elections could stymie their efforts. .

Stephen B. Waters

In early 2021, with 46 years in the business, I retired as publisher of the Rome (NY) Daily Sentinel

After five generations of family ownership, despite an unsettled economy, we keep on. We understand that although we may own the newspaper, we hold it in stewardship for the community.

Across my career, so many other small newspapers were purchased by media chains, large newspapers sold their integrity, and broadcast news outfits fell back on superficial entertainment.

They put journalism in this country at risk. The best antidote is for individual readers to arm themselves to recognize the danger to their community, culture, and society itself.