The comments on the recent News & Record Layoffs have really brought out a lot of good comments. I thought it might be a good idea to give its own topic – What’s Right and What’s Wrong.
RIGHT – They do a good job with the community sports pages.
RIGHT – Box Scores
WRONG – Not enough local coverage. Just because 2,000 fans attended some sports local game; doesn’t mean it doesn’t warrant coverage. This is the real “Chicken and Egg” argument. Is it important to cover if people don’t go or do people don’t go because it is not covered.
WRONG – Not enough local pictures.
As Doug pointed out, the News & Record used to employ stringers. How hard could that be to do today?