With the Cavaliers season finally winding down and the NFL off-season in full dormancy due to lockout, there just isn’t a whole lot to talk about right now in sports. The Indians will provide some relief, but if recent trends persist and the Tribe falters this season it could be a really long year for us here at WFNY. So, we’ve decided to diversify a bit. Much like we have talked about events like the Olympics and World Cup in the past, we are going to extend ourselves a bit in hopes of adding to the breadth of covered content here on the site.
As it turns out one area of local news that could use a few new voices is local politics. We’ve realized that with the writers we already have here, we have a passionate group on both the right and the left and a couple in the center. With recent topics like SB5 being so big in local news, we feel like as we suffer to fill up these pages every day that we could easily weigh in. The comments sections would be really interesting because of our existing policies regarding personal attacks, language and civility. The way we see it, we can’t afford not to do it in order to keep the site vibrant and relative even as our sports teams fail us.
As it turns out in the modern age, politics have really become a lot like sports anyway. There are only two basic teams and almost everybody has a rooting interest. As with WFNY we will keep it largely local. For example, we will only cover the office of the President when we deem that his policies directly impact a local law, budget or project. Certainly we will now be covering all his visits to the Buckeye state and we hope to secure press access.
It is exciting for us as we take WFNY to a new level by branching out. While we were coming to this decision we also considered covering local bands, restaurants and art galleries. We still may do that down the road. As always, you will be the first to know.
Thanks for reading. Without you guys, none of this would be possible.