From the Editor's Computer
What makes for a great newspaper?
To me, a community newspaper is similar to a public library. The content should reflect the diversity of the population, and be varied enough to appeal to a broad range of individuals. There should not be too much emphasis on one particular group of people. There should be items to entertain, educate, and challenge individuals. The tricky aspect is that everyone reacts differently - what I may find educational, you may find entertaining.
As well, a great newspaper, like a public library, will have items that don’t appeal to everyone (nor should they), and individuals have the freedom to ignore what doesn’t strike their interest. If a newspaper, or library, had what appealed to “everyone” there wouldn’t be much use for it.
“If all printers [or editors] were determined not to print anything till they were sure it would offend nobody, there would be very little printed.” - Benjamin Franklin
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