Friday, July 31, 2009

Clark County Fair Winners

Today is the last day of the 2009 Clark County Fair. The local Springfield News-Sun has run multiple articles about the annual event every day of the fair and a few leading up to the fair. They have a special section on their website that has links to all the articles and photo galleries. They have posted the winners of the various competitions from growing squash to raising pigs, baking cookies, arts and crafts, racing, tractor competitions, demolition derbies.....
They have interviewed the people who have won prizes, people involved with putting on the fair and just people attending the fair.
They ran this story about elderly people celebrating their long lived marriages.
Will we see any kind of reporting of the Hamilton County Fair from the Enquirer or any of the other media outlets that approaches this level of coverage ? I understand the material constraints of the print world and the time constraints of the broadcast world, but their online editions could handle such coverage easily. The News Sun promotes the accomplishments of these average folks and especially the kids at the fair. The paper introduces them to the greater community. Seems like every time the local Cincinnati media introduces a teenager to the community, the kid has shot somebody or fractured their skull with a rock or baseball bat. The most coverage of the HamCo Fair I ever saw was when some dumbass started firing a gun near the entrance of the fairgrounds.
the Hamilton County Fair is 8/11-15. Will Cincinnati's award winning media rise to the occasion of reporting and promoting it's community as well as the Springfield News-Sun ? Or will we need some blood ?
Congratulations to all the Clark County Fair winners and to everybody who participated. Glad I could know about you.

Noose Son story here

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