As I mentioned in a previous post, I spent the past few days at the Minnesota Newspaper Association convention in the Twin Cities.
The theme was "Newspapers … We’re still the one," and the convention’s programs were filled with great ideas for the hundreds of Minnesota newspaper people to take back to their hometown newsrooms.
Newspapers are not immune to the economic downturn seen in so many businesses across the United States in the past year. However, by making good decisions and giving you, the readers, more of what you really want – local content, we will get through.
I’m really excited about some of the ideas generated at the convention, and will be talking with fellow staff members and my editor about implementing some of those ideas in the Daily Globe in the near future.
This is also a time when we could really use some feedback from our readers about what it is you want to see in your local newspaper. Do you want more local news, more local features, more pictures, or is there something you would like to see less of in the Daily Globe? I’d be happy to hear your suggestions. Send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or add a comment here. Maybe it will generate feedback from some of the other blog readers.