Friday, July 06, 2012

New Newspapers (with blogs!)

Happy Friday everyone!  I have located 2 new periodicals to add to our blog roll. 

First up:

West Side Bulletin

The WESTSIDE BULLETIN, L.L.C. is a monthly publication available at over 80 locations throughout the westside and surrounding communities. Each month you’ll find local community news, photographs, recipes, puzzles, school news, and much more. The Westside Bulletin invites you to submit your news about community events related to your school, church, sports, youth organizations, etc. We also welcome information regarding birthdays, engagements, anniversaries, and upcoming events.

You can also view each monthly edition on their website under the "Monthly Editions" link.  I haven't been able to find any social media presence for this publication.

Next up:

Wilkes-Barre Independent Gazette

I could not find a detailed about section on their blog explaining their mission, but the Wilkes-Barre Independent Gazette is essentially a by the people, for the people publication.

"We welcome your letters contribution of local news and interests.  Space permitting, we will consider publication of all points of view.  We reserve the right to respond."

You may already be familiar with some of the staff members:  Lou Jasikoff (Publisher), Holly Anderson (Executive Editor), Frank Sorick (Contributing Editor), Betsy Summers (Contributing Editor), Carl Romanelli (Contributing Editor), and Anthony Antonello (Investigative Journalist).

The only social media presence I could find for the Gazette was a Facebook group which is locked to the general population.  You need to request to join.  

UPDATE:  Bill Boyle of the Wilkes-Barre TL did a story about the new paper on July 6th.  You can read the story online right here.

Do you know of any local news blogs or political blogs that we aren't linking to already?  Shoot an email to to give us a heads up!


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