We located a lively new local blog this evening, the Watershed Chronicle. While it’s a new site, a couple of its postings, focusing on the media (locally and the larger market) caught our attention. At one point the author mentioned how the ”experts, as it were, are beginning to trumpet the need to appeal to the audience.” What a revelation, indeed! The writer goes on to talk about some of the emerging sites in Cecil County in the blogosphere. Our readers interested in this subject should check out the postings and we’ll keep an eye on the Watershed Chronicle to see how it develops.
Also here’s an earlier piece we wrote on the value proposition for local newspapers, which may interest readers concentrating on this topic.
We’re pleased to welcome the Watershed Chronicle to the blogopshere and we hope to see many more active, quality citizen journalism sites. Readers still want news and if the newspapers aren’t going to deliver it, someone is going to seize the market opportunity, since those well-paid publishers couldn’t figure out that cutting back on the news content was exactly the wrong formula.