When it comes to blogs, I'm have been kind of shy about joining this form of social media. But now it's time. Why? Well, I feel bogged down with news. I come out of a school board meeting with millions of ideas, but I have been told I must share the space in the paper with my fellow reporters.
Blogging is fast and immediate. You don't have to wait a day or two for space to become available. After a board meeting, I am pumped and raring to write. This blog will be a great way to give you some interesting tidbits before it hits the paper which I know you will go out and buy because you want newspapers to live on forever. Why?
Well, unlike SOME of the press releases that school districts spit out - I'll get both sides of the story. That's my job. And, it's an awesome one and I'm proud to be part of the Fourth Estate.
Also, in this blog, I may be asking for some help on my next investigative piece. Because who will know best, but the parent, student, teacher, coach, administrator, school secretary, custodian, campus monitor, principal or taxpayer, wondering why is this happening and thinking, "Does anyone care about this, but me?"
So let's shine a light on our local school news - and see what happens.