Norman Rockwell: The Country Editor
(I’m told that’s Rockwell himself walking in the door!)
IT’S TIME WE GAVE community newspapers the credibility and respect they’ve earned—and we can lead that effort. Right here.
Like you, I’m tired of community newspapers being considered the “bottom of the heap.”
Like you, I’m tired of young journalists considering community newspapers a place to learn the business before they go on the “greatness” at The New York Times, The Washington Post or USA TODAY.
It’s about time journalists understand and appreciate the value of what all of those small newspapers do for readers and their communities.
If you work at a small newspaper, let’s let the world know why you are so dedicated to what you do. Why you spend 60 hours a week at our job. Why the good of your community is always the focus of your day. You may be the publisher, the editor, the advertising director, the circulation director, a reporter, a photographer. Whatever you do at a community newspaper, it’s time to let others know how much your newspaper means to your town.
So, here’s the deal I’m offering: Anyone…anyone…whose comments about community journalism are published on this blog will receive a free pdf copy of my book, Henninger on Design. It’s yours just for joining me in this mission to give community newspapers—and the people who work there—the respect they deserve.
Joining me on this mission is easy. Just tell me why community newspapering matters to you. Give us your insights, based on your experience. You’ll receive the book with my compliments.