It started out innocently enough: me, the humble journalism student, trying to rekindle an idea I’d appreciated and followed many moons ago.
And I’m still working on it.
But my coverage area needs to be scaled down a bit.
Example: in the beginning, I planned on covering news involving local affiliate stations in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.
I quickly realized just those southeastern states contained more than 75 of the country’s media markets. And I’m just one guy!
So we’re scaling down a bit, and in the future, once this venture picks up steam, I’ll start adding states eventually. I plan on focusing on these areas: Lousiana, Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida, for now. That essentially cuts my media market list in half and also makes me more accessible to those of you who might want to send tips our way.
And remember, this site is nothing without user submissions. Just drop me a line if you’ve got a tip regarding local news stations in those states to email@example.com.
Here’s to a very eventful, fun and challenging new year!