Friday, February 13, 2009
Economic-development conference canceled
"REWRITE$: Main Street, Media and the Recovery," a March 5-6 conference on rural economic development at Jacksonville State University in Alabama, has been canceled. Signups were scant, and discussions with editors and publishers showed that few are willing to make unplanned expenses in a time of economic uncertainty. The Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues regrets the inconvenience this cancellation causes, and notes the irony of it, but it's just not the time to have such a conference. We'll try to revive the idea later on. Your ideas are welcome.