What you are seeing now contributed to the two reasons for starting The Bulldog.
First, fewer media people and coverage.
Second, try to find a new economic model for journalism.
As it turned out, rather unexpectedly for me, comment became a vital part of The Bulldog. That’s especially important because locally, opinion has pretty much disappeared. We could call a forum for comment No. 3 perhaps.
Rather lofty and pretentious (maybe even arrogant) goals but The Bulldog has survived for six years and is turning a profit.
Others have tried The Bulldog model locally and failed. Don’t know yet if it is the answer. Perhaps I never will.
But the Dog appears to be becoming a local meeting place in a world where traditional touchstones are disappearing.