Saturday, August 20, 2005


Has Rex Smith gone hyper? Word is that Smith has been rallying his troops to the paper's new focus on community news, and hyperlocal is the battle cry. I had trouble imagining this until I saw his column today, another precursor to the paper's new look and feel, but now I can see him passing out the Kool-Aid. You may as well drink up, because in theory, it's pretty solid. While hyperlocal may sound like a mantric journalistic buzzword, it's local news that will keep a paper like the TU relevant. But when did this become a new idea?

If that doesn't work, you could always try making it easier to read, like the impenetrable Troy Record.