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Fitzgerald: The Intelligencer is a long way from death's door

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The reported death of The Intelligencer has been greatly exaggerated.

Former Intelligencer Executive Editor Lanny Morgnanesi produced a 24-minute documentary entitled "The Death of Ink" with a YouTube subtitle of "How a 200-year-old newspaper disappeared." It was submitted as part of the Bucks Fever Film Festival, which is being held in Doylestown this weekend.

Since you're reading this from the current Intelligencer Executive Editor, clearly this 200-year-old newspaper has not disappeared. In fact, our commitment to local watchdog and enterprise journalism remains as strong as ever.

I had heard about the film being made over the summer, when the previous newspaper owners began tearing down our old building on Broad Street to make way for a residential complex. I expected at some point I would be contacted. After all, once a journalist, always a journalist, and Morgnanesi surely would reach out to get the current state of affairs.

A current employee suggested to Morgnanesi that he should call me. He and I finally talked on Sept. 7, after production had been........

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