Monday, February 28, 2011

Congratulations, Oakland Press!

In the grand scheme of things, The Oakland Press is just a small newspaper. We’re not a national publication and we don’t try to be. We’re not even a Detroit News or Detroit Free Press, and we aren’t trying to be that either. Our specialty is quality local coverage of Oakland County — that’s who we are, that’s what we do and that’s what we’re focused on.
So, when we found out we were being recognized on a national level by the well-respected Editor & Publisher magazine as one of “10 newspapers that do it right” it was a surprise — usually, it’s the big national publications that get such recognition.
The magazine honored us for our live election night coverage as well as our live coverage at the North American International Auto Show.
I’ll be expanding more on both events in later posts.
“The effort surpassed expectations and generated a buzz in the community surround the Press, which this year will be training its entire reporting staff in videography so they can livestream even more events,” states the Editor & Publisher article.
This reaffirms for me that it is an exciting time to be in journalism, and dare I say, even more exciting for those who work at a JRC property.
Our coverage of the election in November was truly groundbreaking for us. We owe a big thanks to the staff at CMNtv for helping us get it done and we’re looking forward to partnering with them again in the future!
 Watch a "Behind the scenes" video from our November 2010 Election Night Coverage

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