Newsroom layoffs could energize suburban and rural newspapers as experienced journalists look for meaningful lives outside of the large cities.
Former Associated Press reporter Chris Stadelman did just that, and he urges other to do the same.
In a column titled, "Looking for Work? Buy a Weekly Newspaper, Cover a Small World ," Stadelman writes:
"Rather than jumping to public relations or government work, think about whether running a weekly might be the right move for you. All around the country, owners are looking for ways to retire. They want their life's work to continue in the hands of someone who will live it and love it the way they did.
Their communities deserve to have that happen. They're counting on someone to cover their third-grade plays with the same passion they cover their city councils."
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