The tally was small, but Joe easily outpaced the other entries of a couple of weeks ago.
Since then, there have been dozens of excellent comments.
So you don’t have to go searching, here are Joe’s original comments:
“The first week of my first job as editor of a small weekly newspaper in western Pennsylvania, the biggest thrill I got was stopping by the grocery store, shortly after the paper was delivered, and watching everyone who passed, it seemed, pick up a copy.
At lunch that day, I watched a man sit and read the paper from cover to cover—every single word, even deep into the 50-inch school board story I had written, That was when I feel in love with community journalism.
There are gaudier places to work, publications with exponentially more readership, and nameplates where your byline will make you rich and famous. But there is no place in journalism—nowhere, where you will have a more direct impact on your readers, and your community. Everything a community newspaper does, matters.”
Congratulations, Joe! Hope you enjoy the books!