I have some unusual news for you. Starting with this week’s issue, The Press Times has begun covering local news in Green Bay.
This is unusual because these days, most newspapers – and indeed most organizations offering journalism of any kind, whether it is print, television, radio, or on the web – are pulling back, reducing or eliminating their coverage.
This is creating large “news deserts,” communities with little or no coverage of local events. You might think to yourself, “That can’t be good for the community.” And you would be right. We need to know what is happening in our community in order to maintain the vital ties that connect us as a community.
The Press Times was originally founded by Lois Aubinger in 1971 in Ashwaubenon and has expanded to cover Howard, Hobart, Suamico, and most recently De Pere. Our new Green Bay coverage will feature city council meetings, school board meetings, and local high school sports. This investment is a part of a tradition of stewardship that our father, Frank Wood, initiated in 1953.
It takes a lot of resources to cover the local news. We would appreciate your support in any or all of the following areas: buying a subscription; running an ad campaign for your business; and sending us your local news content and information.
We are proud to be stewards of the local news content of Green Bay once more. We will do everything we can to make this product the very best it can be in local news coverage.
Patrick J. Wood