Podcast: Why Community Newspapers Matter — with Travis Paterson
Local community newspapers have never been more important. In a click-bait era of overflowing information, community newspapers provide a baseline reminder that while there’s a lot of bullshit happening around the planet, there’s also lot of stuff happening in our own backyard.
One of those journalists on the front line of the community is Travis Paterson. Travis is a reporter with the Saanich News which is a community newspaper that focuses primarily on the local goings-on of the District of Saanich (a mediumish size city on Vancouver Island).
During this podcast Travis tells us why community newspapers have never been more important and also the challenging yet important migration from print to ‘digital first’. He also tells us about the lessons learned from “live tweeting” council meetings and why the Richard Atwell mayoral win was one of the most interesting projects of his career.
Additional reference in the podcast:
- His awsome Twitter account his here.
- John Oliver’s piece on how the media is struggling
- If you’re interested in applying for a job as a newspaper deliverer with the Saanich News: http://www.saanichnews.com/contact-us/