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A conversation between readers and the editor of The Morning Journal in Lorain, Ohio

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Two new features for you has two new features I'd like to point out to you:

Today, we started a new feature called "Editor's Pick" on the front of It highlights one story, from among many, that we think you'll find most interesting, informative and useful to read.
The first story tells how Ohio learned today that it will lose two seats in Congress because of population changes, and Lorain's Rep. Betty Sutton is mentioned as one who could lose her seat after new districts are drawn.

Second, our Community Media Lab is growing, and the newest blog to join the lineup is The Keeper of My Heart, described as "One woman's personal reflections, inspirationally motivated, thoughtful and encouraging." Click here to check it out.

Email me, Tom Skoch, if you would like to set up a blog about doings in your community, your neighborhood group, school, church or social organization, or some other subject. The Morning Journal provides all the help needed to make it easy to get started. Hope to hear from you soon.

Monday, December 13, 2010

What's new in the Community Media Lab

Some interesting new blogs have recently joined our Community Media Lab, with more in the works.

Just today, The Chronicles of Sam made its debut. It tells the stories of "Sam" and other youngsters in the 5th grade classroom of Michelle Mason Cagle. The author is a 1985 Lorain High School grad who now lives and teaches in Oklahoma and still has lots of Lorain ties. The stories in her blog are heartfelt, and you just have to read for yourself to see what I mean.

Another recent blog is Brady's Bunch of Lorain County Nostalgia by Dan Brady of Sheffield Lake. It's a warm look back in local history as told in old ads, postcards, photos, places and other reminiscences. It's fun, informative, instructive and entertaining. 

Politics Are Personal, by Suzan Smith brings the impact of political doings at all levels right down to the ground where we live and work each day.

The Community Media Lab offers lots more, take a look.

And if you would like to become a blogger in the Community Media Lab, we can get you all set up and started. Just contact me at about your blog idea.

Established bloggers are welcome to join too and have their local blogs showcased on the Community Media Lab page at

Sunday, December 5, 2010

The community's newsroom

Follow the link above to read my Editor's Column on the community newsroom concept at The Morning Journal and other newsrooms in Journal Register Company.

Stop in and we can talk about the Community Media Lab and how you can take a role in helping us bring you the news you want, when and how you prefer to read the news.

You can reach me at, or by calling 440-204-6930.

What we're trying to do, and hope you'll join us, already is big news in the news world.

If you prefer, you can leave a comment by clicking on the red word "comment" below.

Hope to see you soon!