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0:44 - Background

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Partial Transcript: Let's start out by you telling me a little bit about yourself.

Segment Synopsis: Whittaker talks about his family, education, and early career.

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Subjects: Coal mines and mining Newspaper presses

9:55 - History of his newspapers

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Partial Transcript: One thing led to another until we got to the point we are at.

Segment Synopsis: Whittaker details his career and the history of his newspapers.

Keywords: Knott County; Knott County News; Landmark Newspapers; Letcher Community Press; Letcher County

Subjects: American newspapers--Ownership Newspaper editors--United States Newspaper presses Newspaper publishing--United States

16:27 - Overview

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Partial Transcript: What's your circulation in the two papers?

Segment Synopsis: Whittaker gives an overview of his newspapers.

Keywords: Knott County; Knott County News; Letcher Community Press; Letcher County

Subjects: Advertising, Newspaper Newspaper--Circulation

23:00 - Community newspapers

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Partial Transcript: What do you think are the advantages and disadvantages of being with a chain?

Segment Synopsis: Whittaker explains why he prefers locally owned newspapers. He talks about printing papers of local high schools and colleges which he attributes to being a community press.

Keywords: Knott County; Knott County News; Letcher Community Press; Letcher County

Subjects: Newspaper presses Newspaper publishing--United States

30:51 - Circulation

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Partial Transcript: How did your circulation improve after you started?

Segment Synopsis: Whittaker talks about circulation numbers and why he thinks they have improved. He also discusses other newspapers who he thinks inflate their numbers.

Keywords: Knott County; Knott County News; Letcher Community Press; Letcher County

Subjects: Newspaper--Circulation

37:46 - Kentucky newspapers

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Partial Transcript: Who are some other real good newspaper people in the state?

Segment Synopsis: Whittaker discusses a few Kentucky newspapers.

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41:02 - Reporting

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Partial Transcript: Now some papers are cutting those out.

Segment Synopsis: Whittaker discusses how different issues are reported in the papers.

Keywords: Community correspondents; Fiscal court; Knott County; Knott County News; Letcher Community Press; Letcher County

Subjects: Newspaper editors--United States Newspaper reporting School boards

51:55 - Local politics

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Partial Transcript: In this county, do the courthouse politics and school politics get tied up together?

Segment Synopsis: Whittaker discusses local politics and politicians.

Keywords: Judicial referendum

Subjects: County government Political campaigns School boards

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