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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Historian hosting next Community Media Lab

Oneida Dispatch blogger Mary Messere will be hosting a Community Media Lab at the Dispatch, 130 Broad St., on Feb. 26 at 7 p.m.

Her blog, 'View from the Backstreet,' focuses on the history of Madison County.

At the event, she will discuss the area during Revolutionary War days.

The Community Media Lab will be livestreamed on www.oneidadispatch.com, allowing those who can not attend to view the presentation on the website.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Anyone with an idea for a community lab should call the Dispatch at 363-5100 ext. 140.

Community members voice concerns with new Dispatch

By Michael Yeoman
Contributing Writer


Dispatch Staff photo by JOHN HAEGAR



ONEIDA -- Just hours after the premier edition of the Oneida Sunda

y Dispatch was delivered to customers and retail outlets, the Dispatch opened its door and assembled its staff to address questions from customers about the changes to its print and electronic editions
Editor Kurt Wanfried addressed the dozen or so area residents who came out to learn more about the fate of their local newspaper by explaining how the Dispatch radically changed with the printing of its first-ever Sunday edition.
The decision to change to a three-day-a-week print edition came after weeks of carefully considering all options available to the paper and its customers following the November announcement by the Post Standard that they were going to a three-day-a-week print edition, Wanfried said. Initially, Dispatch management felt the changes introduced by the Post Standard could provide opportunities for the Dispatch; however, since the Post Standard currently prints and delivers the Oneida Dispatch, trying to continue with a six-day print edition with print and delivery costs could have tripled the costs of producing the paper.
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