Getting the community on board is a great way to make friends, connections, and build solid support. That’s the focus of a novel approach our progressive colleagues are taking in Kingston,Ontario. Martin O’Hanlon, of CWA–SCA Canada represents staff at The Kingston Whig -Standard, which is suffering the same ills as many newspapers with declining staff and disappearing local news coverage.
Instead of picketing to improve the papers fortunes, boost staff and improve working conditions he’s spearheaded a community drive where readers can share their hopes for the Whig’s improvement. Its a great city, it deserves a great paper with lots of LOCAL news.
Good luck Martin (and Kingston!)