I’ve been writing Circling the News for a year. I bring you timely stories without advertisements. I have also promised that I would never sell or share the subscription list with another vendor.
I told Bill Bruns, my good friend and a former Palisadian-Post editor (who still reads my stories), that I feel we are exploring a new method of distributing local news in a timely and more interactive fashion.
Bill sent me a story about how a local community newspaper in Ohio has gone from print newspaper to reporting strictly on the internet.
In making the decision, the paper wrote: “The problem is that hiring reporters for traditional coverage of smaller communities is expensive, and the traditional forms of revenue don’t generate enough money to pay the salaries,” the story noted that coverage once common in small towns is gone. . .which means local governments operate largely unchecked.
In addition to paying for website expenses, your donation would allow me to pay freelance writers to draft stories so that a tradition of press/journalism will continue.
I would appreciate your support for Circling the News. My company is called Rosebud Writing, named after the reservation I grew up on in South Dakota.