If I make it look easy, believe me -- that is just experience talking.
It took years for me to publicly admit that I hate the Tribune Star. But l;et me assure you now, I do hate it.
While Indiana Central News heads into its second anniversary --- Feb.18., let's acknowledge the fact that local news is abundant here. However, the local newspaper is lacking in so many ways -- and I'll tell you why. The editor isn't from Terre Haute. I don't even think the reporters are, except for one or two who cover sports. That's a major disconnect. Also, the paper has not evolved in ways that other local papers in surrounding areas have ---even the Brazil Times -- to capture younger audiences.
I'm content with my website traffic and demographics, as it stands now. When I started the website Feb. 18, I thought that maybe it might be jinxed, due to not waiting another day --- the 19th. The 19th was symbloic to me because of the street I live on and where I publish ICN news each day. What made me rush to publish so fast was immediately after the one last - ditch effort to apply at that paper. My work experience still astonishes even me. For the fourth time in a decade, the assitant editor just repied by email. "Thanks, Lucy" I replied, follow me in Indianacentralnews.com!
In any case, I'm very pleased with Indiana Central News. and all the local news I've covered. In retrospect, I certainly didn't need that job, afterall. I wouldn't have reached this 2-year milestone without so much community support. I appreciate it and will continue to deliver the news every day. Obviously some other Terre Haute residents dislike the one printed newspaper here, as well.
So, thank you to my sources who professionally reply to me. Thank you even more to my readers. I appreciate your support very much.
n this third year, I'd like to see more transparency in the Terre Haute Fire Department, but that's another Terre Haute Times topic.
Lucy Perry can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Journalist, Terre Haute
Lucy Perry, 47, enjoys writing about issues in her hometown. She periodically expresses personal opinions in her blog, Terre Haute Times.
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