Hopefully most people in Cobourg know by now that a group has been formed to see if there is anything that can be done to replace the gap left by the shutdown of Northumberland Today.
Currently led by Professor of e-journalism Rob Washburn, a Public Town Hall meeting has been organized for Tuesday March 20th at 7:00pm in Cobourg’s Victoria Hall. Rob asked Cobourg Council for support in the cost of that and Council approved his request on February 20. Since this initiative started, there has been some activity online (see links below) but no printed replacement newspaper. But is there demand for a daily printed paper? What do people really want? What are they prepared to pay for? Come to the meeting to give your ideas or simply hear what others have to say. How can local professional paid journalists be supported?
- Announcement of Closure of Northumberland Today – 27 November 2017
- Announcement of Town Hall Meeting – 9 February 2018
- My list of other News Sources in Cobourg