Reporters Respected

David Lauderdale writing about the future of newspapers in The Island Packet, a McClatchy media property:

There is tremendous value in a small group of accountable, well-guided individuals who hustle to gather defensible, documented information and share it with a large audience. It tells us the need for local news, local knowledge, local leadership and a local civic conversation has not gone away and newspapers are uniquely qualified to provide it.

I think it’s good to remember which parties actually provide original reporting—journalists, mainstream or otherwise. While there are bloggers who pick up a phone now and then, and break news stories, I can’t think of any who do so regularly in our sphere. Please let us know, if you know of one.

About David Burn

Native Nebraskan in the Pacific Northwest. Chief Storyteller at Bonehook, a guide service and bait shop for brands. Co-founder and editor of AdPulp. Contributor to The Content Strategist. Doer of the things written about herein.