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Journalists: Cover my town. I’ll pay you $191 a year.

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For the past several years, I’ve spent $47.75 every three months for a subscription to the local newspaper that claims it covers my community of about 2,300 people. Other than my town’s sports teams, it rarely does. So I dropped it.

So I’m willing to give that quarterly $47.75, or $191 a year, to anyone with basic journalism skills who will tell me what’s going on in my town — and why — without a typical blogger’s snarky ‘tude.

Yep. If you want $191 a year from me, then cover the town council and school board meetings and distribute that news. Do it by e-mail, do it as a blog, do as a Web site (hell, write it on parchment with crayon for all I care). Just do it and get it to me online in a reasonably timely fashion. Heck, I’ll bet an enterprising recent journalism school grad could make a business model out of this.
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Written by Dr. Denny Wilkins

June 4, 2007 at 5:06 pm

Posted in Uncategorized