"Perhaps that's the saddest thing here. The local papers were ignored and left to die. The soul of local, small-town journalism in our country is being laid to waste because there are few good ideas about how to make a paper. Without anyone to cover the story, nobody would know even if there were."-- Dave Bidini, publisher of the West End Phoenix, a monthly community paper published, in a Globe and Mail opinion piece about the swap-and-closure by Torstar and Postmedia Toronto.