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Editorial: The value of community journalism | News …

When Investigation Discovery (ID) television network wanted to do a documentary-style program about the 2008 murder of Pleasanton couple Ernest Scherer Jr. and Charlene Abendroth, they contacted the local newspaper.

The Pleasanton Weekly journalists covered the case from the discovery of the bodies through the sentencing of their murderer — their son Ernest Scherer III — three years later.

Because of the existence of the paper and the constancy of leadership, we were able to provide credible information and historical context to the “Gambling With Death” episode on ID’s “Married With Secrets” series.

A lot has changed since 2008, in Pleasanton, in the newspaper industry and at the Pleasanton Weekly.

In 2008, our division had two newspapers, four websites, twice as much office space and three times the staff. Technology, though, has disrupted the business models for media and its main source of revenue: local businesses.

Read more at: https://pleasantonweekly.com/news/2017/12/28/editorial-the-value-of-community-journalism

Editorial: The value of community journalism

When Investigation Discovery (ID) television network wanted to do a documentary-style program about the 2008 murder of Pleasanton couple Ernest Scherer Jr. and Charlene Abendroth, they contacted the local newspaper.

The Pleasanton Weekly journalists covered the case from the discovery of the bodies through the sentencing of their murderer — their son Ernest Scherer III — three years later.

Because of the existence of the paper and the constancy of leadership, we were able to provide credible information and historical context to the “Gambling With Death” episode on ID’s “Married With Secrets” series.

A lot has changed since 2008, in Pleasanton, in the newspaper industry and at the Pleasanton Weekly.

In 2008, our division had two newspapers, four websites, twice as much office space and three times the staff. Technology, though, has disrupted the business models for media and its main source of revenue: local businesses.

Read more at: https://www.pleasantonweekly.com/news/show_story.php?id=18349

Brook Baker: ID’s ‘Six Degrees Of Murder’ Airs Death Of Indiana Journalism College Coed

Brook Baker, the Indiana journalism student who was viciously stabbed to death in her bed almost 20 years ago, will be brought back into the national spotlight on the latest episode of Six Degrees of Murder on Investigation Discovery. The episode, titled “Crime Writer,” will follow the twists and turns of the police investigation into the death of a journalism college coed who was working on an exclusive story that may have put her life in jeopardy.

‘Six Degrees Of Murder’: Journalism Student Found Dead

According to the Bryan Times, Brook Baker’s tragic story made headlines in September 1997, when police discovered the 19-year-old’s dead body in her bed. Brook Baker was a college student at Vincennes University, where she studied journalism. Police said the victim was naked with multiple stab wounds to the body. Indiana court records give a vivid description of the crime scene and the

Read more at: http://www.inquisitr.com/3424265/brook-baker-brian-jones-college-coeds-nude-body-found-dead-in-bed-killer-wanted-to-kill-on-six-degrees-of-murder-on-investigation-discovery/