Its good to see another print reporter covering City Council...not that I have any quarrel with the WDT, as their reporter wrote a good piece on last nights meeting....I just think the competition is good...I remember the days when TV50 and TV 7 competed and even the most encrusted and entrenched in the business admit competition is a good thing.
The Newzjunky scribe has broken some stories of late and that means the long standing policy of sitting on stories and using them as fillers later in the week may end......
As one with a modicum of new judgement left over from media days, I often wonder why a good story is passed over and just put in a couple of days later...Of course, the reason is that for those getting their news from one source, old news is still fresh.
A lot of times with TV news, the reporters are sent to a meeting with a question to ask and that's their story regardless of what actually happens...I often wonder if City Hall caught fire during the meeting, if some would still want to interview me about resolution #6.
Radio news which was once vibrant is seriously lacking these days.
The Internet is changing how we get news...Let's hope it can provide credible competition so that the consumer benefits from sharper and more timely reporting.
Newzjunky - City Council Delays Choice for Lachenauer Fountain Paint Design