Friday, November 28, 2008

Thanksgiving Blog

On Thanksgiving Day, you may missed a story that wasn't on the front page, but probably deserved to be.
It wasn't about controversy, crime, government or sports.
But it was about something possibly more important than any of these: You, the reader.
It was a piece assembled with feedback on what readers are thankful for this Thanksgiving.
It was a step in trying to get more readers involved with the paper, telling stories themselves.
A variety of people responded, ranging from our loyal senior citizen readers, to mothers and fathers thankful for their children.
The two youngest responders were teens. Felicia Navarro, a 10th-grader at Waterford Kettering, was thankful for her "cool" mom, family and friends.
Rashaun Black, a 13-year-old student at Jefferson Middle School in Pontiac, was thankful for life itself, for his parents who are great role models, for his church and for Barack Obama.
The importance of readers seeing their own stories in their hometown newspaper cannot be understated. For, it's the readers that give us a reason to exist.


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