As more sources of news show up in McHenry County, it might be interesting for folks to compare coverage of public events.
Take last Tuesday’s McHenry County Board meeting for example.
McHenry County Blog, the Northwest Herald’s Keven Craver, The First Electric Newspaper’s Pete Gonigan and Andrew Gasser’s Blog concentrated on Chairwoman Tina Hill’s controversial nomination of Cathy Ferguson to the 708 Board and her dropping of an attempt to replace Sandy Salgado with Bob Martens on Donna Kurtz’ Public Health and Human Services Committee:
- Cathy Ferguson Approved for 708 Board on 16-8 County Board Vote, Hill Reverses Course on Pulling Sandy Salgado Off Public Health Committee
- Ferguson appointed to fill vacancy on Mental Health Board
- County Board OK’s Hill Pick As She Withdraws Another
- Salgado Remains – Ferguson to 708 Board
Woodstock Advocate’s Gus Philpott concentrated on the Ferguson nomination:
Republican Precinct Committeeman and Algonquin Township Trustee Larry Emery, on the other hand, posted his notes. They give a more complete version of what happened than any of the other sources.
So for this particular meeting, you can compare six viewpoints (and make no mistake that what a writer includes in his or her articles demonstrates at minimum what the writer thought was most important about a meeting or event).