It’s perhaps too easy for outsiders and the technoriché to mock the death of the newspaper industry. I mean, standing with your foot raised triumphantly on the the boated, crow-pecked corpse of an sick animal doesn’t exactly ring of triumphant victory.
Even in our own little town, the two local papers, locked in a life or death battle for survival, are facing tough times. We’ve said this before, but know this: Oconomowoc will _not_ have two local paper’s at years end. Not in their current forms, anyway.
And that would be a shame, not only because we are very fond of at least one of the local papers, but because Oconomowoc could be deprived of classic WTF moments like this one:
Pictured at the top: Oconomowoc Enterprise from March 19: Headline: School Board agrees to ban alcohol from high school arts center. Below: Oconomowoc Focus Board tables issue on alcohol at the new OAC.
So which one is it?
I made a phone call, and the Oconomowoc Focus has it correct. This should not surprise anyone.
Disclosure: I worked for the Focus and it’s publisher Lake Country Publications from 1999 to 2007.