Covering elections is hard work. Considering the hyper-partisanship of readers, the dozens of interest groups knocking on your door and the demands of new technologies, it’s amazing when a community newspaper can produce any meaningful coverage. This article should help editors get a handle on some of the challenges in election coverage.
Is the suspension of high school athletes newsworthy? Absolutely, and especially when it affects a game’s outcome. Nowhere is community pride reflected more strongly than in hometown, high school sports. A season’s ups and downs are talk of the town – from coffee shops to barber shops to break rooms to dinner tables.