Maureen Cain, right, of the Aromas Progressive Action League, addresses the audience at a panel discussion the group hosted titled "Local Democracy Dies in Darkness." Three local journalists made up the panel. They are Mark Paxton, left, Julia Reynolds Martinez and Wayne Norton.

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Veteran journalists weigh in on downsizing, loss of local newspapers

Panel of journalists decry downsizing, loss of daily newspapers but see promise in online news and call the world of news media the "Wild West".