Say, what month is it? And when’s the election?

Not to say that the Burlington Free Press has cut back coverage of state politics and policy since it jettisoned its entire Statehouse bureau… and not to say that its remaining staff is spead way too thin… but if you visit the Freeploid’s homepage, then click “News” and then click “Politics and Government,” this is what you’ll see.

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That’s a story from October 29, by since-departed Statehouse reporter Terri Hallenbeck, about the final pre-election gubernatorial debate.

Of course, the Freeploid has done some reporting on state politics since then. But this is an incredibly sloppy bit of work, especially for a newspaper publisher that fancies itself a multi-media content delivery service.

Wake up, Free Press webmaster.

3 thoughts on “Say, what month is it? And when’s the election?

    1. John S. Walters Post author

      This article is definitely worth reading. In Vermont, we’re relatively well off because of VTDigger, VPR, and Seven Days. But that’s only “relatively.” The Free Press has scaled way back on Statehouse reporting; the Herald/Times Argus and Associated Press can only do so much. Definitely fewer eyeballs on government than there were even a few years ago.


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