For those of you who are interested in working with the Village Connector Newspaper in your community it's time to get rolling. The following is a list of the communities we are launching in the order they will be launched:
Howard County (now)
Anne Arundel County (early May)
Montgomery County (early May)
Prince Georges County (early May)
Baltimore County (early May)
Here's what we need help with right now in each of the above counties:
1) Volunteer reporters - We need people who will write news stories and submit them to us with pictures relevant to the stories. We would like to have at least 20-30 people writing in each county, and picking specific categories that they will cover regularly like sports, or entertainment, etc. People can cover more than one category if they like, but if everyone picks at least one that would be great.
The pics and stories must be taken and written by you. Events like little league games, and other community events are perfect. Please contact me immediately if you would like to write stories or if you know someone who would like to write. I want to make sure we get coverage of as many topical categories as possible.
If you have already sent us this information to us in the past please resend it just to make sure we have it handy.
2) Spread the word! - Start talking up the project to your social media friends and get them to follow up on Twitter and to join the mailing list on the front page of the website.
Is that simple enough? Let's have some fun and generate some community pride and do some good!
Your humble servant,
Glenn K. Garnes
Village Connector Online Community Newspaper
(301) 776-1490 Ext. 101