DEAR READER: Newspapers are still relevant

Wednesday, May 26, 2010 | 12:01 a.m. CDT

Next week, well over 110 million Americans will read some or all of the Sunday newspaper. Maybe they will enjoy the comics, or work the crossword. Maybe they’ll pore over a local investigative report and be hooked enough to go to the website and look at a video related to the story. Maybe they’ll shout their displeasure at the paper’s editorial on health care or a local zoning matter and even be outraged enough to write a letter to the editor. Maybe they’ll study a baseball box score, put a local restaurant review up on their fridge or notice a shoe sale at the local department store. Many cost-conscious newspaper readers will clip coupons from the Sunday paper.