Every New Year I find my thoughts turning automatically to one thing: change. As potential resolutions dominate my thoughts, what I am really saying is "I need to change;" Change the things I eat, change how much I exercise, exchange certain bad habits for better ones...I need change. So I read books and articles and blog posts about change, and they tell me how many days it takes to form new habits and how to lose 10 pounds fast without lifting a finger. I watch infomercials that promise amazing results in 90 days with smiling, happy people who have already experienced the change that IRead more
There is something peculiar about stories. Mark Twain once said, "Don't let the facts get in the way of a good story," but in reality a good story has the ability to change the facts...or at least our perception of them.
Take our city for example. The stories surrounding Pueblo don't represent the truths about us. Depending how far you travel from the corner of First and Main, the stories become more and more uninviting. In fact, right in the middle of our city you can hear stories that cast Pueblo in a light that isn't so beautiful. But, once in a while, you hear whispers that give us a glimpse of what Pueblo could be, or maybe already is. We've just always believed the other stories.Read more
Dear Southern Colorado,
Some say newspapers are dying. They are wrong.
When the opportunity to purchase the PULP came up, we asked ourselves, "What has happened to the art of telling a story in newsprint?" This powerful medium is on the edge of extinction because compelling stories have been squeezed out in favor of sound bytes and ad space.
Content is everything to us. Getting a story right is what we are after. A successful newspaper needs compelling stories and demanding reporters, not sensationalized articles and garish advertisement.
We want to tell the narrative of the 21st century- honest, poignant, and conclusive.
As a news medium, we still need to do more.
We need to stop pitting one side against the other, but engage in actual dialog. We need to stop covering our backside by simply alluding to a problem or making vague assumptions, but respond definitively and specifically. We need to quit pointing out problems without ever offering a solution.
In fact, we hope to be a solution.
We know it will be hard. We welcome this because we are certain our approach isn't just what you want... but what you demand.
The Publishers for the City of Free PeopleRead more