Any change can be good, say the optimistic types. The departure of long-time Lakeside Leader ad manager Tamara Leslie will certainly be good for her new employer, but not so much for us. However, we wish her well and are sure Perri Walker will fill in admirably. If you have questions about advertising, she’s the one to talk to as of this week.
Otherwise – business as usual at your community newspaper. Some people seem surprised by this. ‘Do people still read newspapers?’ – that kind of thing. Other people tell us: ‘I love getting The Leader every week! I read the whole thing!’
A lot of attention is paid to online sources for what’s going on locally. But there’s a big reliability question that is pretty far from being answered. Change is good, but some things need to stay the same.