This week, newspapers across the nation are devoting time and space in honor, homage and celebration of our service to our communities during National Newspaper Week, and The Lebanon Democrat is no different.
As a publisher of a weekly newspaper, you find yourself doing a lot of different things. Both news and advertising become part of the daily routine. One day you’re crunching numbers for the budget, the next day you’re calling on a new business that has just opened in the area.
I learned about the importance of telling a good story – something your publications try to do each and every day – from a Tennessean who was a dear friend of mine. His name was Alex Haley and he became famous for telling stories, in particular those of his African ancestry in his best-selling novel, Roots.
One thing I’ve learned about life so far: Good things tend to come in bunches (bananas, grapes, and Honey Bunches of Oats come to mind) and bad things tend to come in clumps (think litter boxes, or Eddie Murphy’s collection of characters from “The Nutty Professor.”)