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Daily News launches new program

By Tyler H. Jones

tjones@civitasmedia.com

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LaGRANGE — The Daily News is pleased to announce a new community outreach program aimed at fostering more community involvement.

The Daily News Stringers Program invites community members to join our team to cover local events, profile neighbors and highlight individuals who make a difference in the LaGrange area.

Stringers will be compensated on a per-story basis, similar to freelance journalists.

“We’re excited to offer this new initiative, and we want to make sure people in LaGrange and the surrounding area are getting credit where credit is due,” said Jeff Parra, the Daily News’ publisher. “This community is an incredible place to live, and we’re lucky to have such a close-knit, vibrant place to call home.”

Training will be provided to people who wish to become stringers and the Daily News editorial staff will help guide the process. The training will include news writing, basic photography and news-gathering techniques.

“People shouldn’t be intimidated by the idea of writing and reporting,” said Matthew Strother, the Daily News’ editor. “We want this to be a fun experience for everyone involved while at the same time bringing the community together to have a voice in their hometown newspaper.”

Anyone interested in participating in the program should contact Strother at mstrother@civitasmedia.com or 706-884-7311, ext. 2153.

Tyler H. Jones is a reporter with LaGrange Daily News. He may be reached at 706-884-7311, ext. 2155.