Report your social news to the newspaper, 1899

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Report your social news to the newspaper, 1899 - of We presume Unit there never was a paper ill...
of We presume Unit there never was a paper ill any locality which gave all the local happenings, says the Milton (Ore.) Eagle. It is often that some one goes and comes that the editor does not see. It sometimes happens that mention of a family is missing in several conseoutivo issues; the family gets the impression that the editor does not care to mention them. This is a mistake. In most country towns local news-gathering is the hardest work connected with the local newspaper. A man can be a good editorial writer and at the same time a failure on local work, and vice versa. Editorial material is obtained by close study of current events —sometimes by the use of scissors. Personal and local happenings cannot bo clipped from exchange's—not by a jugful. It takes physical as well as mental exertion to fill up from five to eight or more columns of local news in a town of 1,000 inhabitants. Try it just once and let us record your verdict. Most poople take a local paper to read local happenings. Don't be backward about telling the editor or reporter you or yours visited friends in some other town, or that you have some friends visiting you. There are lots of people who may be interested in you and your friends. You owe it to them to let yours friends and their friends know of their doings. Perhaps you may think the papers show partiality, but just you try, and see if the paper won't treat you faily if you give it half a chance. There are exceptions to the rule of course, but the majority of newspapers aim to be and are impartial—too much so for their own good. Don't he diffident, or touchy, in the matter of telling something about yourself or friends. Don't expect the editor to knock you down with a club bqforo you give him a local. And he's liable to jump on you most any moment—for an item.

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  1. Adams County News,
  2. 23 Aug 1899, Wed,
  3. Page 2

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