Thursday, October 9, 2014

To The Naysayers

Print is dead. I can read my news online. That’s a great hobby, but what are you going to do when people don’t read the newspaper anymore? These are all things that I hear on at least a weekly basis, and a lot of times they are unwanted opinions from complete strangers. If I truly believed that people weren’t reading my newspaper, why would I even be here doing what I love to do?

This week is National Newspaper Week, and though there’s no parade or celebrations planned, I’m celebrating in my own little way. Being celebrated in newspaper offices across the country, this week is the 74th year of honoring newspapers big and small that continue to serve their communities. I have a passion for serving my community, and I have no plans of going anywhere anytime soon.

I take what I do seriously, and I thoroughly enjoy every day that I come to work. I have the opportunity to meet and mingle with some extraordinary people in our community and beyond. I am humbled to be able to see and do things that I can then write about and share the experiences with my favorite audience. I believe wholeheartedly that community newspapers, like the one you’re reading now, will have a place in our lives for many years to come.

To all the naysayers out there who might not agree with me, I say, nowhere else can you get the scoop on what’s going on in your city hall like with Mayor Jones’s column, or stories about local citizens who have a museum-worth of memorabilia in their garage. We’ll continue to produce the stories and promote our community for as long as we have readers. We’re not going anywhere.

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