The idea of this blog is to provide a place for print journalists working for small town dailies and weeklies to discuss the state of our corner of the industry, talk about problems we are facing in newsrooms, and offer solutions.
Frankly, I get tired to hearing pundits jabber about media trends and seldom, if ever, consider the backbone of the nation's press: the smaller market publications that are providing necessary community news people aren't getting elsewhere.
The fact of the matter is that more and more dailies try to compete against the Internet, magazines, television for readers they do so, in part, by cutting news resources for local coverage.
They type of community news the dailies use to cover has been greatly diminished. Weeklies have taken up the slack and in many markets are doing well because of the focus of their content.
But things could be better. What do you say?