Jerry Schmidt replied to the topic Where do you get your local news? in the forum Communications, Citizen Engagement, Customer Service 7 years ago
Our local paper quit printing in our town (Topeka) and is now being printed in Kansas City. The reporting is as thorough as a medium market paper can be, but they have to rely on “stringers” and wire services because there just aren’t enough of them around. The quality of stories has declined, in my opinion; they don’t seem to be doing as much in-depth reporting of certain issues (state budgets, drought, cuts in social services) or if they do it’s usually after the fact.
My biggest beef is with the local television stations. They are very sloppy in their use of full screens and very technically sloppy. It just feels like they don’t care; you are going to watch because “Wheel of Fortune” is on next.
Poll of the Week
Could your inbox use a little more awesome?
Sign up to get a daily dose of awesome gov-focused resources, trainings, blogs and articles to help you do you job better.