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>Some poked fun of us a bit today for this story about Torrington Mayor Ryan Bingham asking his girlfriend to marry him.

No longer orbiting around the print edition of The Register Citizen, we report news when we get it, across multiple digital platforms, including our Web site, and via email alerts (sign up on the home page), Twitter, Facebook, etc.
The Bingham story showed up as “Breaking News” on our home page, just as a fatal car accident in Barkhamsted did earlier this morning and former Torrington High School standout Jordan Williams winning an ACC championship with Maryland in his first year of college basketball did a few hours after the Bingham story.
For those who think we should be this aloof arbiter of what is “important” enough to be breaking news, I’ve got to say, there have been more comments from readers on our Web site, on Facebook and Twitter congratulating Ryan and commenting on his wedding plans than anything else we’ve done today.
Why can’t community journalism be personal? Shouldn’t it be?

Written by mattderienzo

March 6, 2010 at 10:20 pm

Posted in Mayor Ryan Bingham

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