April 15, 2020 – Join us for a virtual town hall this Thursday, April 16, from noon to 1:00 pm with your local media outlets. You’ll hear from KNCO, KVMR, The Union and YubaNet.

Nevada County’s local media is here for you every day and especially during emergencies. We’ll talk about our efforts to bring you factual information and the challenges we face in these uncertain times.

We want to hear from you – what do we do right, what can be improved? Do you have a suggestion how we can help the community get through these challenging times and beyond?

Please register here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_X-38KnxfTFCm2Xi0DReYww

Our panelists include:

  • Ali Lightfoot, KVMR
  • Brian Hamilton, The Union
  • Don Rogers, The Union
  • Geoff Flynn, KNCO
  • Pascale Fusshoeller, YubaNet
  • Steve Baker, KVMR

The town hall will be livestreamed on YouTube and broadcast on KVMR.

We know some of you are concerned that news outlets intentionally sensationalize the news or stoke fear, and we want to address directly any worry that that’s the case for any us. We do pay close attention to what news stories you seem to find most valuable. If a certain topic or type of story routinely gets more readership (or listenership) than others, we’re likely to spend our staff energy doing more of that type of work.

We value your feedback, and our business model depends on our ability to provide coverage that is consistently interesting, useful and valuable. We will be in better shape financially if we offer more of what you find useful and less of what you don’t want. One way that we gauge your interest in something is by paying attention to our online “traffic” — to which stories get clicked on and shared the most. That’s true on regular days, and it’s definitely true during big news events, when we want to be somewhere you turn to to stay informed and make sense of what’s going on.

We are working to keep you informed so you can keep your family safe. While how we are gathering information has changed and we are not always working side-by-side due to social distancing and health and safety recommendations, we are still abiding by the same ethics and news values that have allowed us to serve many years. Like you, we are adjusting to this “new normal,” and we want you to know, we are here for you through it all. If you have questions or just want to share where toilet paper is available, contact us here with your questions: townhall@yubanet.com