Last login: Thursday, December 15, 2011
Great illustration! I wouldn't have been able to recognize you if you'd still had your glasses on, but then I'm no Daily Planet investigative reporter.
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To clear up any confusion, the memorial service at UHV was held on Friday, Dec. 2. This was written last week, but did not run until after the memorial service was held.
My sons and I enjoyed the Victoria Symphony last week. A town of this size is fortunate to have a group of talented musicians that can perform at that level. That was also the first time I had been to the new Performing Arts Center, and that is a very nice facility. We come from a very small town, so the indoor "cement pond" at the YMCA has also been great for our family.
And since moving here last fall, kicking the editor's butt in tennis has also been a fun thing to do! ;-)
Thank you, Mrs. Kent. When my family moved to town, the public library was one of our first stops. Kent and the entire staff are very helpful and knowledgeable. Many happy pages to you!
Great post, and congratulations on the new APME position. Newspapers are going through a great upheaval, but it's change that they are embracing, and the Advocate is doing it as well as any small daily I've seen.
I heard a commentator say newspapers are still in the toddler stage of a decades-long evolution from print to digital. Newspapers will try different things to get their message out and no doubt stumble with a few (remember CueCat from the Dallas Morning News?). But today, a person can e-mail, post or tweet a link to a story he or she finds interesting in an instant. In 1982, we bought 5 copies of the paper, clipped and mailed.
Newspapers also are dealing with aggregators stealing (there's no other word for reposting copyrighted content and selling advertising around it) their content, and an environment where advertisers are trying new things like mobile coupons and marketing through social networks. And, yes, there are many more options for media that compete for people's time that did not exist 30 years ago. Still, I have no doubt newspapers, in whatever form, will answer these challenges. People still want to be informed about their communities, and they still want a central place to voice their opinions.
I liked the comment in the McGuire post: "We are on the teacups at Disneyland and they are out of control. But wow … it is a great and fun ride."
Hey, Jared. I'm new to town and would be interested in a book club, though Dante sounds daunting. There's lots of good, post-fourth-grade fiction out there.