Once Again, the Local Daily Misses Important Event
While the local daily is busy this morning congratulating itself on its new So Salem community "journalist" hire and showcasing one of its own in-house journalists (working with a freelance photographer) in coverage of Festival, I'm still trying to find even a brief on the local Monstanto protest. This is a national story with a strong local angle, but we don't get to share in it if we rely only on the paper.
These short shrifts for local events are becoming laughably (so sad you have to laugh) consistent. At least one of you will accuse me of "bitching" about this, but point out something as persistently egregious as a local newspaper missing important events in its coverage, I think, rises a bit above bitching.
Anyhow, are we surprised? No. Should the paper's execs be distressed that we're not surprised? Yes. Are they? No.
(Here's WDBJ7's coverage and the photo above is from that station. Apparently the TV station doesn't have the same resource problems as the paper.)