Jeff Branscome writes about Spotsylvania County.
What are you looking for?
Some depressing news out of the Pew Research Center. Well, depressing news if you’re a newspaper reporter: 69 percent of Americans say there would be no impact if their local paper died today. And 75 percent think reporters can’t get the facts straight.
At the same time, when it comes to crime, taxes, local government activities, schools, local politics, local jobs, community events, zoning information, local social services and real estate, American adults usually turn to newspapers.
But then more sad news–most Americans aren’t interested in those topics. I’m pretty sure that doesn’t apply to readers of this blog, though. So I’m wondering: What are you looking for when you read The Free Lance-Star (whether online or in print)? More specifically, what information do you want about Spotsylvania County?