[quote=“photoguy”]I just did a count of stories on a couple other local media sites. One of the radio stations had 6 local stories since oct 18, one of the other local web/print news sites had 11 stories which is pretty good. Then I counted the local content at thenorthernview.com and found 35 local stories since Oct. 18. That’s over 300% more local news than the nearest commercial competitor.
Congratulations to the the editorial team at the Northern View for providing Rupertites fast and current local news.[/quote]
While its good that you are an enthusiastic supporter of the weekly newspaper, for the sake of balance lets not forget that during the recent wind storm and its aftermath the paper’s website was missing in action.
At a time when local residents most needed information, the Northern View site missed the opportunity to do what it is supposed to do, report the news and provide information. (Something that it suggested would be enhanced in the face of the loss of the Daily News)
Instead details of the incident and other noteworthy advisories afterwards seemed to not show up until after the long weekend. Now everyone deserves a break especially at Thanksgiving, but News is news after all. And considering it’s not all that hard to update a website it would seem that the place missed a golden opportunity to showcase what made it different from the recently departed Daily.
If we’re going to hand out accolades for such numbers as you quote, we must balance it with the other side of the coin when things don’t really go quite as well for the home side.