Daily Herald president: 'There aren't many areas of your life we don't touch'

  • Scott Stone, President and Chief Operating Officer of the Daily Herald Media Group

    Scott Stone, President and Chief Operating Officer of the Daily Herald Media Group

By Scott Stone
President and COO of Daily Herald Media Group
Posted10/4/2015 6:12 AM

This special section is published in recognition of National Newspaper Week.

Our chosen theme is how newspapers make our communities a better place in which to live. I'll bet it's not something you discuss with friends at the opening of a new restaurant in town or think about while shopping sales at your local grocery store. But you likely first read about that new restaurant in the Daily Herald or received that grocery store flyer in our Wednesday edition.


The truth is newspapers touch your community and likely your life each day, which is why we've taken the time today to remind you of our unique role.

Think about the ways you use the Daily Herald, whether it's the printed newspaper, e-edition, daily newsletters or our website, dailyherald.com. I'm not necessarily thinking about our extensive coverage of local school test scores, the ongoing construction on the tollways, or even our tax watchdog reporting, although those stories certainly hit close to home. I'm also not considering the score of the local high school game or a profile of a top student athlete, although for some of you sports is the first section you read.

I'm thinking of more subtle things ­-- a colorful insert that drives you to a local retailer on Sunday, an event listing that reminds you there are fireworks Friday night, a garage sale listing where you find a treasured bargain, where to get a fall flu shot, even an announcement of a marriage or the funeral details of a loved one or friend.

Our weather page helps you plan your day and your week, our classified section tells you who is hiring and connects you with local service providers, and our food section provides you with cooking tips and new recipes.

We let you know the selling prices of homes in your neighborhood, the trends in gas prices, and the sales at your local car dealer. We challenge your mind with puzzles and give you a chuckle with comics. We're the ones who get the community talking about crime trends or important votes before your local elected officials because we are the ones who are there to cover the story.

There aren't many areas of your life we don't touch in some way. Think about it the next time you plan your day. And thank you for supporting newspapers.

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