On the scene – Earlier is better for Prospector | TheUnion.com

On the scene – Earlier is better for Prospector

The learning curve is still steep, but making sense of things is actually starting to happen, so thanks for everyone’s patience.

An informal spot survey of readers said they wanted to be alerted to events a couple of months in advance. So we’re doing this; and, in fact, are already into May in “Mark Your Calendar.”

Earlier seems to be better for a lot of folks, the Prospector included. Getting press releases, calls, and e-mails in advance is way good. Three weeks? A month? Longer?

In pitching a story idea for you or your organization, it’s lovely receiving this by e-mail if you have access to such. Just cover the ole’ five Ws: What, Who, Where, When and Why. We can still get together on the phone or in person to make the story sing if that’s necessary.

I’m noticing how dependent we are on one another. The Prospector gives you exposure to the public. You are its reason for being in the first place. Working together to produce the best product we can is inspiring and fun.

Attending some of these entertainment functions is a joy. Take, for instance, the Baroque music concert, sponsored by Twins Cities Concert Association a week ago. The large, appreciative audience learned much at the preconcert forum, including seeing a handmade harpischord. Nothing stuffy about this concert. It was passionately played and enthusiastically received by the music lovers present. Satisfied smiles all around.

” Pam Jung, interim Prospector editor: pamj@theunion.com, 477-4232.

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