The future is now.
Technology has connected us like never before and journalism has taken a new form.
Through smartphones, computers and social media we, as the Greater Alton community, have wider and faster access to knowledge than anyone else before.
Information nowadays is quick and easy to obtain. But technology itself isn’t what keeps the 24-hour news cycle going. People fuel the news on all ends. Technology just gives us better access to it.
This is our seventh weekend edition of Advantage News, and the sportswriters here have done our best to make our faces known in the short time we have been providing area coverage.
Although our first edition came out at the beginning of February, our two reporters jumped into the middle of the winter sports season without hesitation.
Now, as the spring season approaches, we are presented with our first opportunity to cover a season from start to finish.
As a new newspaper, we strive for sustainability. Print journalism has to take a different route for reporting the news. Though the era of waiting for your morning or evening newspaper to find out the day’s events isn’t necessarily over, it has taken a back seat to a much faster approach.
But journalists and people who read newspapers shouldn’t be afraid of the future of news; they should welcome it with open arms and minds. It’s really a beautiful thing.
Though this edition of Advantage News only prints once a week, our website constantly is being updated with news from around the Greater Alton community. So don’t just wait for the weekend to read Advantage News; go to our website to get your information. It’s a quick and easy way to report and read the news.
So, as baseball, softball and track season commences, look for us online, on Facebook and Twitter. We can get you the scores faster that way, and if we make a mistake we can fix it immediately. But we don’t just plan to cover the typical spring sports; we look to provide the entire sports community with fair and accurate coverage.
So give us your feedback on what you want covered, because you, the readers, are who we write for. And your voice counts.