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Want to serve your local community? Start with the city council beat

Greg Lewis

Journalists all face the same dilemma: how do I write about stuff that people actually care about? Well, ask them.

Sometimes we take the power of journalism for granted. Reporters just write what happens - they are the newsbreakers, not the newsmakers, right?

Andrew Donohue is rethinking how a local beat can better serve community. If reporters engage residents in a conversation about what they actually care about, they can bring these things up to local legislators.

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