While the economic outlook for The Richmond Times-Dispatch might give some cause for concern, the publication is still rich in history. And it was once a giant in state, to some extent national, journalism. Earle Dunford spent 36 years working at the T-D, the majority of them as city editor, and he eventually wrote a history of the publication, "Richmond Times-Dispatch: The Story of a Newspaper," in 1995. Dunford, who also taught journalism courses at the University of Richmond from 1969 to 1996, says the paper lost its soul by abandoning its roots. Interviewed by Rich Griset

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