Personally Speaking

Nayda Hernandez celebrates her 2023 monthly "community champions": local heroes who work so hard to better the lives of those around us.

‘Community Hero’ Celebration: 2023

Daniel Bouwmeester December 6, 2023 8 min read

by Nayda Hernandez I would like to begin by saying thank you to every single reader who has read and been inspired by my community spotlight monthly articles. It is hard not to shed a tear or two when reflecting on what these articles mean to me and all who have been part of this…

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News in the public interest

Daniel Bouwmeester March 1, 2023 3 min read

OPINION The primary aim of The Greater Springfield Times is to advance “public interest journalism” – that is, to regularly publish stories that invigorate broader discussion topics important to the local community. And that matters. Dr Jay Thompson of The University of Melbourne says this kind of journalism is “integral to a healthy democracy” by…

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