Recently, I asked my Tweeter crew to share their ideas for what type of journalism they’d like to see more of in Manitoba.
Some people wanted to see more positive news stories coming out of Winnipeg. Luc Lewandoski (if that is his real name*) suggested more in-depth profiles of our local powerbrokers — which tweaked my interest. It sort of reminded me of About Face, a really cute mag they publish in Portland (have I mentioned yet that everything good comes from Portland?) featuring interviews with cultural, culinary and community leaders. I perused it last time I was there and liked the idea — and I like even more the idea of doing more in-depth backgrounders.
With that in mind, I thought I would open the question up to hear Nothing in Winnipeg’s visitors ideas as well. Obviously, I have a personal interest in this: as I develop as a writer, I’ve been thinking a lot about where my niche naturally falls, and what voice I can bring to the table. I’ve been carving out a better idea of this in the months since I moved into news — but it’s still a work in progress.
So the question: what type of journalism would you like to see more of in Winnipeg?
Interpret however you wish.
*EDIT: Totally his real name.