Gazette independent journalist Bill Bostic will be spreading the word about the importance of local journalism to members of a public service group early next year.
Lower Paxton Township Lions Club has booked him to be the guest speaker during their Feb. 13, 2018 meeting at Linglestown American Legion Post 272.
Bostic began newswriting as a teenager in the 1970s for a weekly newspaper in Dillsburg, Pa. His first assignments were Little League baseball and Northern High football. He started his professional career as a stringer for The Patriot-News in the early 1990s covering municipal government meetings.
Bostic founded Linglestown Gazette in May 2006 and is on his third attempt to start a professional newsroom to serve the Linglestown area, Lower Paxton Township and Central Dauphin School District.
This go-round could be the charm because readership is better than ever, local businesses have started to sponsor the service and a few readers have signed up to be patrons.
What you see on Linglestown Gazette’s website and social media sites is a demonstration of things to come. The simple fact is there’s no way one man can cover a community of over 50,000 residents.
Linglestown Gazette is a division of ComNews Inc, which is seeking 501(c)(3) charitable tax-exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service.
After the tax-exempt status is issued, the business plan calls for a board of directors to be formed and a major fundraising campaign to be launched.
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To schedule Bostic to do a keynote speech for your group or club, call 717-512-0722 or send email to LinglestownGazette@gmail.com.