Archive for 'Bob Buckel'

Squash: One of the joys of community journalism

Posted on 19. Jul, 2012 by .

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A recent story I did about the community garden at the Methodist Church in Chico is a good example of why I love small-town, community journalism. Ray Rankin, my primary source on the story, is one of the best gardeners I’ve ever met — and I’ve met several. I’m in awe of his knowledge of […]

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Making the routine readable

Posted on 05. Jul, 2012 by .

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Of all the assignments community newspapers have taken on, one of the most challenging is to cover “routine” news and still make it interesting to our readers. I’m talking about meetings — the school boards, the city councils, the commissioners court. They’re required by law to meet in public, so you can attend, but most […]

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