Editorial: Reasons to be thankful this weekAs we take time this week to think about the things we're thankful for, we're happy to have an audience that sees the value in the work we do.
The Town Pages reaches our readers a day early this week, thanks to the Thanksgiving holiday. Perhaps you’re reading this surrounded by friends and family, having just finished a big meal and taken time to think about the things in your life that mean the most to you.
That’s what this holiday is all about, after all – reflecting on the things for which you are most thankful.
We at the Town Pages are thankful for many things in our professional lives. We’re thankful we get to work in communities we like covering stories we enjoy. We’re thankful we have an opportunity to talk to the people we come into contact with every day, and for the chance to meet new people on a regular basis.
And of course we’re thankful for you, our readers.
There’s no shortage of discussion about whether newspapers have a future in an Internet age. There’s no question our business has changed, even at a community newspaper like this one. While our printed paper still comes out just once a week, our deadlines are no longer weekly. If a big story happens immediately after one week’s deadline we no longer have to wait another week to bring the news to residents. We can get it to our readers as quickly as any other news organization.
We still see value in our printed product, though. Just as there are things you can do online that you can’t do in print, there are some stories that work better in print than in pixels.
And the fact that you’re holding this newspaper in your hands suggests you feel the same.
We appreciate that. We love telling Rosemount’s stories, but without people who see the value of those stories there would be little reason to continue.
So, thank you. We plan to enjoy this holiday. We hope you do, too.