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.

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About David Burn

Native Nebraskan in the Pacific Northwest. Brand builder at Bonehook. Co-founder and editor of AdPulp. Contributor to The Content Strategist. Believer in Gossage, Bernbach and Clow. Doer of the things written about herein.