Opinion: South Shore’s Tahoe Daily Tribune seeks reader feedback
Tribune Managing Editor
Tahoe Daily Tribune readers may have noticed two changes to pages recently. Syndicated content, such as Dear Abby, is being scaled back.
Dear Abby will be running on Fridays only. The half-page of regional and national weather was additionally trimmed from print. South Lake Tahoe’s detailed weather forecast is still available online daily at http://www.tahoedailytribune.com/SouthShore/sWeather.
Lake Tahoe’s lake level is currently running in print each edition. Readers may find it on the “Local Briefs” page. As winter approaches, the Tribune will begin running weekly weather stories focused on snowfall predications, records and data.
Both changes come on the heels of a focused strategy to bring more local faces, events, community issues and opinions into Tribune print editions. We aim to highlight what makes our city special.
As part of that initiative, the Tribune hopes to run more reader-generated photos in our Snapshots section, known as #TahoeSnaps, on Saturdays. Submit photos celebrating birthdays, weddings, anniversaries or milestones to Tahoe Daily Tribune by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We will print your photos for free! Local landscapes, wildlife and people-doing-cool-things photos are also welcome. Include text and a photo, plus photo credit if applicable. Use hashtag #TahoeSnaps on Instagram to see your photos in Saturday’s edition.
The Tribune also seeks reader feedback on local coverage. Tell us what you like and how you’d like to see us improve. We are, after all, your community voice, and we want our readers to feel invested in the Tribune’s print and online products.
Letters to the Editor, along with Kudos and Kindness letters, are additionally encouraged. Send them to email@example.com, and we’ll run them in our Opinion section. Include your name, hometown and phone number with letters, and please keep submissions under 300 words. Content will be proofed and run as space allows.
If you have a story tip, please reach out, too. As a community news organization, we value our readers as eyes and ears in the region.
DO YOU WANT TO BE A TRIBUNE COLUMNIST?
Do you have strong convictions? Do you want to see your community flourish? Are you uniquely invested in a regional cause? Can you write accurately on deadline?
Tahoe Daily Tribune is currently accepting applications for a monthly columnist slot focused on local community themes. Please email a cover letter pitching your column idea, along with writing samples and questions, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A new columnist will be selected for winter.
Caitlin Row is managing editor of Tahoe Daily Tribune. She can be reached at 530-542-8006 or email@example.com. Find her on Twitter — @CrowTahoe. Tahoe Daily Tribune prints Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Its website — http://www.tahoedailytribune.com — is updated daily. Find us on social media, too — http://www.facebook.com/TahoeDailyTribune, http://www.twitter.com/TahoeDailyTrib and http://www.instagram.com/tahoesnaps.
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