March 7 Open House plans take shape

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Open House

The Lansing Journal invites community to meet-and-greet at Lansing Public Library

by Melanie Jongsma, on behalf of The Lansing Journal

LANSING, Ill. (February 26, 2018) – In the six short months since our first print issue was delivered to Lansing residents, we’ve learned a lot. And we look forward to continued learning with each day’s news.

We receive a lot of encouragement from Lansing residents who remember the old Lansing Journal and the Sun Journal. People have told us how much they appreciate that Lansing has a news source again that is focused on Lansing.

Today is different

It’s good to hear that kind of affirmation, but we also recognize that today is different from yesterday. Lansing is different; news consumption is different; and media expectations are different. The Lansing Journal is working hard to succeed as a trustworthy source of information in an era of skepticism.

We are hoping that our March 7 Open House will give us an opportunity to share those ideals with the community face-to-face. Will you join us?

What to expect

The evening will include a conversation and Q-and-A with a panel made up of people who experience The Lansing Journal from different perspectives—writers, readers, and story subjects. One of our featured guests will be Eric Crump, of the Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle. Eric will share some insights he’s gleaned from his experience with starting a community newspaper in Homewood.

Spreading the news

We hope you’ll be able to stop by and chat with us. And please feel free to share this post with anyone who might be interested in learning more about The Lansing Journal. Here are the details:

  • Wednesday, March 7, 5:30–7:30pm
  • Panel presentation at 6:30pm
  • Lansing Public Library, 2750 Indiana Avenue in Lansing

Open House