Why no coverage of boxing events, local winners?

To The Editor,

This is a bit troubling to me! Sorry! I just have to say it bluntly this way! Journalists at the Review in Vankleek Hill have had no or little mention whatsoever about boxing events and local youth winners. I always thought that journalists liked nothing more a story that is relevant to the area they are responsible for covering or if it’s of relevance to their readership.

In my opinion, news by definition means something is new, that it’s different, informative and worth sharing for best practice. This weekend and many other times that I know of, our local youth won boxing matches. Some of the winners and boxers lives right here in Vankleek Hill. So, why didn’t The Review publish a story or at least contact the boxing club?

What will it take to give this local sport the opportunity to get a story across to the journalist at the Review? Is there a objective selection done of events and stories that are reported and how they are covered at this local newspaper? Isn’t boxing differentiating itself as a new and creative sport in our region? I must admit that I am disappointed to see such way to do things.

Peter Briggs, Hawkesbury


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2 thoughts on “Why no coverage of boxing events, local winners?

  • July 24, 2019 at 5:57 pm

    Dear Mrs. Louise Sproule,

    We are awaiting your call about the coverage boxing events! Young athletes won this last weekend and I feel they have the right to recognize in the your journal, the Review. We haven’t hear from you.

  • July 25, 2019 at 9:35 am

    A note for Mr. Briggs: We shared your letter on social media and in our print and e-edition. I replied to your first and your second email and responded to you on Facebook and have let everyone know that we have contacted the boxing club but Mr. Willett was out. We will be calling again today.

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