Bringing Back Your Morning Ritual
Photo: Ansel Dickey, Mon Vert
In the days of all print everything getting your news was very simple. Your paper boy or girl chucked your paper as close as they could to your door. You would roam outside, still in your robe and slippers, pick up the paper and head back inside. Everyday. Again and again. A ritual.
When you came back inside you would take a seat and flip through the pages, maybe even splitting the sections of the paper with the rest of your family. That was “getting your news”. Some of you would go about your day, discussing what you had read in the paper with your neighbors, the cashiers at the Woodstock Farmers' Market, Mac's, or your friends.
Maybe some of you still participate in this ritual, maybe some of you crave that simplicity. Maybe some of you never did this and are thinking “this post is SO not relatable, where are you going with this.” Hold on, we’re getting there, I promise!
But everyday, more and more you see those same papers, tightly crammed into those colorful translucent bags, sometimes into the evening. Untouched and eventually hidden under snowbanks.
In the past 15 years since the arrival of digital media, less and less people are getting their news from a single newspaper. We have smartphones and laptops and tablets that hold so much information.
What they don’t hold? What matters locally.
Yes you could go to your Facebook feed, read your town listserv, a bulletin board, the thousands of news sources ready at your finger tips, but this lacks the local and takes time. You care about the place where you wake up every morning, go to work, go out to eat, meet friends and explore. What if we could bring that morning ritual back? Instead of scrolling through a paper, every morning you could scroll through DailyUV to learn about what is going on in YOUR town.
Discover what’s going on in your town in a new way. Find out about the business that just opened down the street. Find events that are happening this weekend. Read about your neighbor’s newest endeavor. Read about your town’s history. Get the movie times for tonight’s showing. Keep up with your town government.
All. In. One. Place
At DailyUV we are working to bring communities together. We are working to give you the tools to be a more informed and engaged local citizen.
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