The LakeCityJournal.com ends its 10-year run today with a photo of fireworks in Lake City. The Journal, which has covered a decade of history in Suwannee Valley, now becomes a small part of the community history. We thank all our readers, the businesses that advertised on the Journal and the many sources who supported our journalistic efforts. Happy New Year!
In this age where tabloid journalism ( a contradiction in terms) is mixed with mainstream news, we used the Journal to explore the definition of news.
We focused on one apparently radical concept – YOU ARE THE NEWS.
For instance, the recent story about a 2007 law that bans the manufacture or import of 40-watt or 60-watt incandescent light bulbs is not a story about manufacturers or importers, it is a story about why you, the reader, will not be able to buy those light bulbs.
The LakeCityJournal.com, a decade-long experiment in journalism, will retire at the end of this year.
Statistics, going back to October 27, 2007, when the current software was installed, show 2,241,213 unique visitors. Google Analytics shows visits from 62 countries, including a general category for military and government servers, where the locations are not disclosed.
All of the articles and other Journal entries have been numbered since October 27, 2007. This is entry 10,585.