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Video: Where do story ideas come from?

by Josh Bootsma

LANSING, Ill. (February 11, 2022) – Every article in The Lansing Journal started with an idea. In this week’s video, Melanie and Josh discuss the many different ways The Lansing Journal gathers ideas for stories:


Melanie mentions last year’s Chamber Wine Walk.


Marlene Cook’s January story:


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View our education category here. View our local government category here.


Some stories we’ve written about One Trick Pony in the past:


View our weather category below:


View the weather-related photos Melanie mentions in the posts below:


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Josh Bootsma
Josh Bootsma
Josh is Managing Editor at The Lansing Journal and believes in the power and purpose of community news. He covers any local topics—from village government to theatre, from business openings to migratory birds.