By Eric Fischer
In what can only be described as a tumultuous time for news across the country, Washington Island Observer Editor Laurel Hauser believes that local news is making a resurgence. As a whole, print media has been declining over the last few years, due to the accessibility of news online. According to Hauser, over 80 people submitted content to the Washington Island Observer last year. Hauser says that she believes there has been a new appreciation for local stories.
Hauser adds that another benefit of local news is the ability to have local newspapers serve as a history book for community events. Laurel also advises people interested in journalism to try it, but make sure to focus on truth, not sensationalism.