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In yesterday’s edition of The Strut, I told you about pleas to the government from Canada’s aviation sector for help buoy the industry—one that more acutely affected by pandemic restrictions than others. To put a face to the issue, I broke down how a few workers were financially affected. I made the numbers look as pretty as I could so they’d be more easily understood.
That reportage is an example of how I’m finding gaps in mainstream media coverage and adding a visual spin to my reporting. The work involved is the equivalent of what four people in a typical newsroom would have produced: one to write/report, one to edit, one to curate and another to create the graphic.
I did it alone. I didn’t get paid to do it. It cost me time. But it was worth it.
My effort paid off, somewhat. Views were four times higher than last week’s edition. It’s a promising sign—considering I’m only three weeks into this—but I need help to grow my audience.
I’m onto something, I think?
The more engagement I see, the more inspiration I get to keep going.
That, I hope, will make The Strut better.
Initially, when I started this, it was a gateway to promote what I actually wanted to create: my visual news platform, The Vantage. That is still on the table. But I see value in this newsletter beyond what I initially thought. We’re in an era when media coverage is shrinking. When that happens, we all lose.
What I’m asking.
If you see any value in this newsletter, share it! Want to help guide what I report and illustrate? Send me a tip! My work is only valid if it’s what my readers would like to know about.
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