August 05, 2010

"Community journalism is permanent"

Reporter Marques Hunter of the Gig Harbor, Washington, paper The Peninsula Gateway talks about moving from a newspaper to online news site. But he says he is sticking with community journalism. He writes:

"Community journalism is important. It serves a purpose, and it needs to be taken seriously. It’s part of the public record, whether it be a political announcement, an important meeting or game coverage from the Fish Bowl. I’ve tried to do my part in giving you, the reader, a sense of what’s happening in your backyard.

Unlike national news agencies that attract a wide audience, community journalism serves a narrow population. And it’s those people who depend on it."

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