Regular readers of this blog will know that concerns have been growing for some time about the editorial independence of the Carmarthen Journal, and things have gone from bad to worse this year with a whole string of important local news stories not being reported by the paper. What these stories have in common is that they don't show the County Council in a good light.
The Journal has a great history and some very dedicated and loyal staff. Like all local newspapers it faces huge challenges, but not all local newspapers have to deal with a PR-obsessed local authority bent on forcing them into becoming uncritical mouthpieces of the top brass in County Hall.
You can find the letter over on Caebrwyn's blog here.