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Being part of the news isn't always fun


July 11, 2018

It’s kind of an unwritten rule for print journalists to stay out of the news.

We cover news. We try not to make it.

So we sometimes find ourselves in awkward positions when we become part of a news story, even sometimes when we actually experience on a personal level what we expect to be covering. It’s not always enjoyable.

Of course, living in a smaller community like Sweet Home reduces the anonymity and aloofness that might be possible when doing journalism in a more urban area. I’ve personally been involved in situations where I’m either participating in something the newspape...

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