By beat reporting I’m talking about regular reporting covering board meetings in the Cities and County plus crime. The opportunity has always been there folks but it has to make economic sense. Last year Slabbed was funded by regular donations from a small group of readers but the single largest donor that contributed well over 10 times the amount of all of the rest put together was the Douglas & Jennifer Handshoe Fund for Journalism in the Public Interest.
I’m interested in your thoughts folks so fire away in comments.
Its a poorly kept secret that the gang are voracious consumers of news of all kinds. I don’t keep an especially close eye on the back end as I haven’t the time but I just took a peek and decided to say hi.
One other thing I will say is I have been working behind the scenes for about 6 weeks now on this:
I gotta admit the week plus away from Slabbed was nice but now we have a log jam of material beginning with last Tuesday’s City Council meeting, which attracted Slabbed’s presence for a couple of reasons.
Hope everyone had a great holiday weekend as we now head to year-end.
Just a quick note that we didn’t plan an extended hiatus, it just happened that way. It could continue for a few weeks.
On tap next Tuesday is a regular meeting of the Bay St Louis Council. Its getting close to time to adopt the budget and there have been copious amounts of public hearings. The pressure is on from interest groups and hard decisions are being made, on personnel behind closed doors.
Related the Library folks have been squawking about this post. If its true the Hancock County Library Foundation paid for both Gold Sponsorships then I may have to call an Irvin Mayfield. Who you supporting??
I knew sometime back that maintaining the website during the first quarter of 2016 would be a challenge as certain separate, discreet events converged all at once each of which required my immediate attention. I mention this now because I see a crack of daylight despite the fact my do list for the day job recently topped 35 items, composed of jobs both big and small which is nice. What’s neat is the way the community here has stepped up continuing certain posts with copious amounts of commentary. Thank you.
Posting will remain light for the next couple of weeks while I work the to do list down during the quiet before the storm of news fixing to hit here as the spring indictment season is again upon us. Over in the Bay, the end of the Trolley service is a soon coming topic over at the Community Center in the Depot District and overrides of the recent Mayoral vetoes related to the misappropriated DoJ funds are on tap.
On another note who would’ve thought Mississippi would be a micro-hotbed of radical Islam?
Accused terrorist-wannabe Muhammad Dakhlalla of Starkville set to plead guilty in NoMS fed court today, docket shows.