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From sports to war to the White House:
One reporter’s adventure in journalism

Daily Inter Lake [Kalispell MT], by Frank Miele

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Posted By:davesenior, 11/24/2013 1:26:24 PM

One pleasure of scanning old Inter Lakes is discovering a familiar name among the ink-stained wretches whose career has ambled through Kalispell at one time or another. It certainly seems like we have had our share of reporters who have gone on to bigger and better things.[SNIP]But perhaps the most significant writer to have spent his apprenticeship at the Inter Lake is Tom Tiede, an author whom I first became familiar with when I was a young assistant wire editor at the Bismarck Tribune.

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Hints as to why community journalism is indispensable.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Sergeant Major, 11/24/2013 2:29:47 PM     (No. 9627830)

Small town newspapers are the foundation of journalism, in my opinion. Unfortunately economics seems to be dictating their takeover by larger news organizations. While this is good because it keeps the paper going the "corporate" influence tends to give us biased editorials that don´t reflect the community´s feelings.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Iraengneer, 11/24/2013 2:36:30 PM     (No. 9627836)

perhaps, and yes there are advantages.
But have also seen quite close up that "community journalism" can also serve the interests of the local ´good old boys´ network to the disadvantage of everyone else. Have seen this in four states and several communities within those states. Worse if paper is owned - as is often the case - by someone with ties to that good old boy cabal.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Quigley, 11/24/2013 7:19:14 PM     (No. 9628095)

A very charming walk through a footnote of history. Which I much enjoy and which is a nice break from the Dispicables now vying to become historical "greats".

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