Ben Thompson: Should Gazette go weekly?

Published: 7/31/2020 6:22:29 PM

As I read the Gazette each day, with its many wire stories and relatively little in-depth local reporting, I find myself wondering how the newspaper might fare as a weekly publication.

I can imagine a thicker paper, delivered on Thursdays, with increased Hampshire County coverage, in-depth (investigative?) stories containing more than just statements by spokespeople for various organizations (the district attorney’s office, the police department, Smith College, etc.), and a wide variety of opinion pieces, reviews of cultural events and letters.

This might even lead to a larger readership, more advertising and a sustainable bottom line. Maybe not, but it would likely create a unique and more enjoyable reading experience for many people.

Ben Thompson


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