Community Journalism Is (Was, Will Always Be) the Life for Me

by Anne Tezon

Publisher: Anne Tezon

Publication Date: May 18, 2015

ISBN: 9781310356957

Binding: Kobo eBook

Availability: eBook

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This book is a chapter culled from a longer memoir, "Letters from Home: Adventures with Mad Mother, Lemonade Man and the Kid," detailing the joys and challenges of community newspaper journalists. In a voice that one reader describes as a cross between Garrison Keillor and Erma Bombeck, author Anne Tezon discusses the funny things that can happen on the way to a newspaper deadline, including the sacrifices made, technology snafus and dealings with subscribers who love to get under your skin with practical jokes. In a few serious moments, the author relates the challenges of adapting to dramatic changes in the industry and tells how her small town weekly covered the biggest story of her career--9/11. The chapters include some of the collected personal columns Tezon wrote in a 30 year career.