...or at least...hired, a new reporter; this from this week's YES! Weekly.
The Kernersville News, a tri-weekly community paper right here in the heart of the Triad, is hiring! According to the classified ad published in local newspapers, publisher John Owensby is looking for a reporter.
Or at least he was. “We got quite a bit of a response,” Owensby says. “More of those were younger folks, but we typically get that in our industry. It tends to gravitate towards the younger grads. But we looked at everyone and anyone, and we feel we got a responsible person to fill that spot.” Owensby says he is not naive about current economic conditions, but “Kernersville has always been, relatively speaking, a stable market and we have always been rather entrepreneurial in the way we pursue business. Scrounging is nothing new for us — that’s the way we work.” So count one journalism job against the hundreds our state has lost in the last year. And chalk one up for the Kernersville News.
It's something that hasn't happened around here in a long time...a local publication hiring. And yes, I'll admit...I applied for the job.
Good for Owensby in bucking the trend. Obviously the K-N has a niche and is surviving. Good for them.