I'm hosting a gathering next Wednesday, March 12th 2014, for community members who would like to chat about adding energy to getting a daily newspaper going again in Kamloops. I say "almost" in the title to this post because most daily newspapers seem to miss out one weekend day each week.
I am hosting the gathering at Zak's Coffee on the corner of Fourth Ave and Victoria St from 6pm to 7pm-ish.
I personally would not invest financially or derive income from a daily newspaper in Kamloops, as long as I sit on city council. This, to me, is a conflict. I simply, as a citizen, wish for the strongest and most vibrant media contingent as possible. I see good journalism as absolutely critical to a good democracy. People need good information.
I would welcome it if existing media outlets expanded into a daily newspaper. This would probably be the ideal situation because their would be less of a learning curve. But a new media outlet might work as well.
This, and lots lots more, to discuss.