This is a letter out of the blue. I’m a former AP editor, city hall reporter, journalism professor and public media producer now working as digital publisher for an Indianapolis foundation.
Somehow, I ran across one of the Times’ stories on Facebook, and now I get updates nearly every day.
Yours surely is one of the best small newspapers in the country, if not the best weekly, period. The writing and photos are terrific, there’s lots of engagement with the readers and you do a great job amplifying all this on social media.
I’ve never been to Alaska, and had no idea where Cordova is, but I read your stories every day — along with features like the Week in Photos, Cordova Chronicles and the excellent watchdog coverage of the environment and other issues.
These are tough times for our business. But if anybody wants to see what a local newspaper can offer a community, they can look to the Cordova Times to see it done right.