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   Good newspapers connect communities of readers to businesses that aim advertising at that community. Good newspapers don't force businesses to advertise elsewhere.
     The Rome Sentinel does not require businesses to pay an online surcharge to advertise in our newspapers. When you are ready to advertise on the Internet, we'll make it happen, but you won't have to pay for online ads until then.
     We don't believe a marketplace should be built by forced buys. Communities of readers are voluntary associations and ought not be mandated into existence by non-local corporate headquarters.
     Lily Tomlin wisely said, “Do you ever get the feeling that progress is headed in the wrong direction?”
     At the Sentinel progress heads in your direction: Advertise where you want, when you want, at a price tied to the value of that advertising alone.