There’s an old newsroom saying “Have you heard about the Lindberg kidnapping,” referring to reporting stale news for your readers. It occurs a lot around here.
Here’s an example: On Feb. 28 this blog reported: Weaver Auto owes $641,591 in delinquent taxes, according to the state board of equalization.
Then on April 15, The Union weighs in: “Weaver Truck and Auto Center in Grass Valley, which closed in 2008, owes various government agencies nearly $700,000 in delinquent taxes, fees and penalties, records show. For details, read Monday’s edition of The Union.”
The internet is changing the way we communicate in small towns.