Wick Communications

Praise for local press

In Media on 20 Aug 2015 at 2:40 pm


Many thanks to Wick Advertising Director Cindy Hefley and Regional Advertising Account Executive Inese Kalnins for bringing this clip from The Rachel Maddow Show to our attention.

Maddow, of course, is a left-leaning talk show host on the cable network MSNBC. She comes from a liberal perspective so she might not be your cup of weeknight tea, but to my mind, at least, she is more articulate than some of the shouters I see both on her network and on the competition. Perhaps that is because she was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University.

I don’t have too much to add to what she says over the course of four beautiful minutes here, but I did want to share it with you all. It deals with a fire at a small newspaper in the middle of North Dakota and how the town rallied to see that the next edition got out. After extolling the virtues of small-town journalism, Maddow tells her audience, “If you do not already subscribe to your local newspaper, do so. If you need to give a kid a gift, get them a subscription.”

It’s awesome. …

Local newspapers like ours are the glue that holds communities together. They are in many places the sole home for local commentary and the soul of a common people. They are where we go to find out how the local Little League teams did, what’s playing at the cinema, what’s on the menu at the Senior Center and dozens of other things that make us better, more knowledgeable citizens each and every day.

But I’m preaching to the choir. I hope you will take four minutes to watch Maddow and feel as inspired as I do.




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