Susan Anderson, the new business editor of the Casper Star-Tribune in Wyoming, writes about why business news coverage in the state is different than anywhere else.
Anderson writes, “If you try to describe living in Wyoming to someone from elsewhere, after you finish with our terrific outdoors and small cities or towns, you plunge right into what it’s like to work in the state with the least number of people spread over 98,000 square miles.
“Building a road in Wyoming has its unique issues. So does selling ice cream in a town of 10,000 that can balloon to 40,000 in travel seasons. It’s one of the delights of covering business in Wyoming to see the ways that people tackle their sometimes-exotic challenges.
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“People sometimes think we reporters know more than we do. In fact, we often don’t know about it if you don’t tell us.
“Writing about business in this Sunday section will be about much more than numbers and profit reports. The people who struggle and fail or succeed give us all insights that charts and numbers cannot.
“Expect to meet many of your neighbors in these pages. We want to know Wyoming people who are building their own businesses or struggling with universal challenges.”
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