Transformation requires coverage

There’s a difference between content and coverage.

Content is the stuff that fills space; coverage is the stuff that fills minds. Coverage provides the information and analysis that can fuel change. To gather this news, journalists go to all corners of their region to learn what issues are affecting lives. They go to school board meetings, city council meetings, public forums, speaking engagements, sports events and concerts.

They listen. They ask questions. They dig beneath the surface to find the truth.

A great newsgathering operation is immersed in the community. Its reporting provides a public service, showing readers what has been done, what could be done and what must be done in their region.

Coverage by the Rockford Register Star has been cut in recent years because there are fewer newsgatherers on the street. It means that fewer stories are being written locally, fewer issues explored, there’s less investigative journalism, and high school sports and other events important to you aren’t being covered.

Can you transform a city with less news coverage?

Be bold. Demand more coverage from the Rockford Register Star.

Send GateHouse Media CEO Kirk Davis an e-mail to demand a greater commitment to this community.

Tell our publisher you want better coverage from your newspaper.

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