our blog post last Friday I wondered if our local “news” paper was oblivious to the fact that the school district had filed a lawsuit against Anderson Construction and Springer Group Architects. I got my answer to that question tonight. The above the fold (the coveted location for the number one news story of the day) headline in tonight’s Havre Daily “News” read School Files Roof Collapse Complaint. I guess they were indeed snoozing as they reported that the court documents were filed on Dec 29th of last year. If the story was important enough to warrant an above the fold placement in tonight’s paper why wasn’t it important back the end of last year? I guess I don’t understand “professional” journalism.
What I found personally painful was not the fact that they read opinion blogs to find news articles but that they didn’t even give The Havre Daily Corrector a mention as being their source for their latest “breaking story.” I didn’t expect awards like their reporters are always receiving or a trophy nor anything else but a mention of where they first saw the story would only be a professional courtesy wouldn’t you think? I felt so bad about being snubbed it brought a tear to my eyes.
Well enough about my hurt feelings. Take a look at the HDN story at the link above and tell us what you think about this “breaking” information.