The Sanatoga Post Will Cease Publication Saturday

Editor’s note: We wish our friend and fellow journalist Joe Zlomek a fond farewell as he turns the page and begins a new chapter in his life.  Joe has been a friend to us and was very encouraging when we first started out back in 2009.  We always appreciated his assistance.  Joe is an excellent journalist and we benefited from his gracious kindness over the years.  Good luck with your new endeavor!

SANATOGA, PA – Although it was founded in August 2008, the adventure that has been The Sanatoga Post really began a month later, on Sept. 23 of that year, when I arrived at a Pottsgrove Board of School Directors’ meeting for what was then the start of discussions about reconstruction of Ringing Rocks Elementary School.

It was the first “government” meeting I covered in the managing editor persona of this fledgling online news service. The meeting itself was poorly attended except for board members, Pottsgrove School District officials, and representatives of Gilbert Architects there to talk about their dream design for Ringing.

I presented a business card to then district Solicitor Kyle Berman and explained my intention to report on the proceedings. Berman, in turn, handed the card to former Superintendent Dr. Bradley Landis, who eyed me with some suspicion. I wrote a story and published the next day. The Post was off and running.

It seems fitting, then, that Tuesday’s (March 11, 2014) Pottsgrove school board meeting also is the last I anticipate covering.

Read more: http://sanatogapost.com/2014/03/12/sanatoga-post-will-cease-publication-saturday/#comment-112834

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Harrisburg Newspaper To Publish 3 Days A Week

Editor’s note:  According to Wikipedia, in 2011 The Patriot-News averaged over 492,000 readers per week between their print edition and Pennlive.com.  The newspaper was ranked in the top 100 in daily/Sunday circulation (United States) in 2005.

HARRISBURG, PA — The daily newspaper in Pennsylvania’s capital city is switching to a three-days-a-week publication schedule in January, in what it calls an adaptation to the changing world.

John Kirkpatrick, publisher of The Patriot-News of Harrisburg, announced the changes Tuesday in an email to friends of the newspaper.

The email didn’t say which days the paper will be published. It says the change will be accompanied by an expansion of the paper’s around-the-clock news coverage online.

“We are not making this move lightly,” said Kirkpatrick. “We understand how important the daily paper is to a large number of people in our region. However, this is a major step to make sure we are leading, not trailing, in the world of innovation and solutions.”

Read more: http://www.mcall.com/business/mc-patriot-news-20120828,0,7285933.story

Showdown At The OK Corral – Pottstown Mercury vs. Pottstown Herald

Interesting article regarding our online newspaper the Pottstown Herald versus local print publication The Mercury.  Sparked by our recent announcement to hold a Pottstown mayoral debate and a recent SEO battle, this blogger gives his take on the news media slug-fest here in Pottstown.

http://sanatoga.wordpress.com/2009/10/06/mercury-competitor-schedules-mayoral-debate/