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Recently I was asked to speak at the Rotary Club of Paducah about the role of journalism — community journalism to be specific — in the current lightning-speed media landscape.

The army in Myanmar has shut down five media organizations since Feb. 1. Facing growing public opposition to a 30-day old coup, the generals in charge decided to end the broadcasts, shut down the presses, stop the reporting. They are also now flying surveillance drones, hacking in to cellpho…