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North Country readers lose eyes and ears in DC

An era in north country and national journalism came to a quiet close at the end of March. The Watertown Daily Times closed its Washington, D.C. bureau, laying off the last of its capitol beat reporters, part of a tradition that stretches back more than 60 years.

The closure is part of a steep decline in regional newspapers providing their own eyes and ears on the ground in Washington, looking out for their readers' and their regions' interests as federal policy is made. Joanna Richards has more.  Go to full article

A partnership to promote the future of regional public media

At North Country Public Radio's annual meeting last night in Old Forge, the Adirondack Community Trust announced a partnership with NCPR to help create the next generation of public media professionals. ACT and NCPR will share a $300,000 challenge grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to invest in the future of NCPR's ability to expand regional broadcast and digital news and information services. Martha Foley talks with NCPR Station Manager Ellen Rocco and ACT Executive Director Cali Brooks about the grant announcement.  Go to full article
Verlyn Klinkenborg taught a seminar at Paul Smiths College over the weekend
Verlyn Klinkenborg taught a seminar at Paul Smiths College over the weekend

The Rural Life: A conversation with the New York Times' Verlyn Klinkenborg

When it comes to writing and thinking about rural America, no one is more influential than Verlyn Klinkenborg.

Klinkenborg runs a small farm in Columbia County, New York, and sits on the editorial board of the New York Times.

His "Rural Life" column may be the mostly widely read chronicle of small-town and farm culture in the country.

Klinkenborg was in the North Country over the weekend for a writing conference hosted by Paul Smiths College and the Adirondack Center for Writing.

He sat down on the shore of Upper St. Regis Lake and spoke with Brian Mann.  Go to full article
Verlyn Klinkenborg taught a seminar at Paul Smiths College over the weekend
Verlyn Klinkenborg taught a seminar at Paul Smiths College over the weekend

The Rural Life: A conversation with the New York Times' Verlyn Klinkenborg

When it comes to writing and thinking about rural America, no one is more influential than Verlyn Klinkenborg.

Klinkenborg runs a small farm in Columbia County, New York, and sits on the editorial board of the New York Times.

His "Rural Life" column may be the mostly widely read chronicle of small-town and farm culture in the country.

Klinkenborg was in the North Country over the weekend for a writing conference hosted by Paul Smiths College and the Adirondack Center for Writing.

He sat down on the shore of Upper St. Regis Lake and spoke with Brian Mann.  Go to full article
Sarah Minor, happy to have a cubicle she can call her own.
Sarah Minor, happy to have a cubicle she can call her own.

Story 2.0 - a journalism student finds a job after a long search

A Story 2.0 today, where we follow-up with people we've reported on in the past. Last year as a part of our Year of Hard Choices series, we met Sarah Minor, a photojournalism graduate from Syracuse University. She was living with her parents in St. Lawrence County while looking for a job. It was 2008 and 2009, the depth of the Recession, and newspapers were laying off reporters and photographers in droves. She moved to Chicago and got a part-time job with Suburban Life. The company owns 14 weekly papers in the area. She adapts print stories for the website, researching sidebar topics and adding links to stories. And she gets to do the occasional photo shoot. Last week, Sarah was hired full-time. She spoke with David Sommerstein during one of her first morning commutes as a full-time worker.  Go to full article
Mark Mahoney (Source: Post-Star)
Mark Mahoney (Source: Post-Star)

Mark Mahoney, Post-Star editorial writer, wins Pulitzer

One of the North Country's daily newspapers was honored yesterday with a Pulitzer Prize, the most coveted award in journalism. Editorial page editor Mark Mahoney, with the Glens Falls Post-Star, was recognized for his work trying to bring more openness to local governments in the region. Brian Mann caught up with Mahoney yesterday afternoon and has our story.  Go to full article

A Year of Hard Choices: Graduating into a receding industry

It's hard for anyone to find a job in today's economy. Recent college graduates with little real-world experience are finding it especially tough. And then there's people like Sarah Minor. Sarah graduated from Syracuse University last summer with a degree in photojournalism. She wants to get a job at a newspaper at a time when that industry is in freefall. Sarah's living with her parents outside Canton while she searches. She produced this audio diary for our series, The Year of Hard Choices.  Go to full article
Jack LaDuke (Courtesy WCAX-TV)
Jack LaDuke (Courtesy WCAX-TV)

Jack Laduke, veteran TV newsman, retires

One of the most visible faces in the North Country is retiring this month. Veteran newsman Jack LaDuke, a reporter for WCAX-TV in Plattsburgh, will end a career that put him on the front lines of North Country history for six decades. LaDuke, who grew up in the North Country, is seventy-four years old. He sat down with Brian Mann to talk about a life in newspapers and television.  Go to full article
Yankees fans chat it up with Pete Abraham of the Journal News.
Yankees fans chat it up with Pete Abraham of the Journal News.

Yankees bloggers meet down on the farm

For hardcore baseball fans, life has never been better. Gone are the days of waiting for the morning paper for yesterday's box score. You can follow games in real time online. And baseball bloggers cover the minute details of every team. More than two dozen bloggers follow the New York Yankees, but one has separated himself from the pack. A beat writer for a Westchester County newspaper has such loyal readers on his blog that they got together in real life to watch a baseball game...a minor league game at that. David Sommerstein, a Yankees fan and blog reader himself, met up with the group.  Go to full article

Covering the war in Iraq back home

One of the country's top journalism think tanks, The Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Florida, gathered journalists from across the country together last week to talk about news media coverage of the impact of the War in Iraq - on the homefront. It's important for journalists to "get it right" - to report fairly and accurately in our hometowns. The war remains one of the dominant events of our times, but over time, the "story" has changed. That's part of the challenge that was at the focus of the seminar. Brian Mann was one of the participating journalists. He spoke with Martha Foley as he waited for his flight home.  Go to full article

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