The Cecil Whig posted on its website Wednesday afternoon a four-paragraph item on the Phyllis Kilby Board of Appeals story we’ve been covering since last week. We were very amused to see the Whig posted a headine, “BREAKING NEWS: Board Rules in Kilby’s favor,” at 1.28 p.m. on Wednesday 9/24/08.
The Cecil Times actually covered the meeting on Tuesday evening and posted a detailed report online on this blog around midnight. So some 13 plus hours later, the Whig weighs in with “breaking news” about a meeting they didn’t bother to cover in the first place.
We’re sure someone at the Whig actually called the Board of Appeals and got the vote after they read our report online. So they did a little bit of reporting after-the-fact. We doubt they would have written anything if they hadn’t been beaten on the story in the first place.
It seems the Whig may be waking up to its increased competition from local bloggers and other news sources on the Internet. They also posted online a list of stories they were working on for their Thursday print editions. Anything we can do to prod the Whiggies to do a better job is fine with us.
Here is link to Whig’s mini-story on the Board of Appeals action: