Small-Town Weekly

A Year in the Life of an Itinerant Newspaper Editor

by Vincenzo Spiaggi



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/2/2006

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 376
ISBN : 9781425961107

About the Book

The Valentine Voice is a mess. This small-town weekly newspaper is suffering from listless reporting, lifeless news presentation, and dwindling advertising revenues, all a result of its inexperienced, inept, and feckless management, and lack of effective community awareness.

Into the equation enters Johnny Skull, an itinerant newspaper editor who has made a career of revitalizing failing, small-town weeklies and turning them into successful entities by upgrading their writing, reporting, photojournalism, and community advocacy.

Through his editorials, feature articles, and interaction with the locals, we learn about Johnny and how he transforms the woeful newspaper into an award winner in just one year.

His efforts, and the efforts of his newly energized local staff, are woven into the events and fabric of the town and county, including a tornado, a successful high school sports year, a surprise visit to the town by a rock ‘n’ roll legend, a mystery woman who sends love letters to Johnny, a major fire, and a multiple-murder spree.

About the Author

Vincenzo Spiaggi, a native of New York City and a graduate of The City University of New York, is a geologist, journalist, fine arts photographer, and screenwriter. He has lived and worked throughout the United States, in Canada and the Middle East. He currently resides in rural upstate New York.