Local news

My local newspaper, The Southwest Community Connection, ran a center-package story about the novel this week! Very nice.

And here’s the thing to know about small, non-daily newspapers: more and more Americans are using them to get the news that really matters to them. President Obama says something, and 130 newspapers and a half dozen wire services, and scores of TV, cable and radio stations jump on it. So does the so-called blog-o-sphere.

The Gresham School Board makes a decision that affects your kid’s chances of, say, getting into a quality music program, the only news source for that is The Gresham Outlook. Notice a new building going up across from you in West Linn? The West Linn Tidings is the only newspaper on that story.

Anecdotal proof: I walked into Multnomah Village to get an extra copy of the Connection for my folks when I guy I worked with 15 years ago sees me from across the street, runs over, and says he saw the article in the local paper. I took my recycling downstairs and someone in my condo building and clipped it out and pinned it on a corkboard. Don’t know who.

That’s local news.

About danahaynes

Dana Haynes is the author of ICE COLD KILL (2013), BREAKING POINT (2011) and CRASHERS (2010) from Minotaur and St. Martin's Press.

Posted on July 4, 2010, in Blog and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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