About The JOLT News, The Journal of Lacey, Olympia, and Tumwater!
For decades, I have written strongly advocating support for reporters and journalism and their vital work in a Constitutional Republic. As our area newspapers have shrunk in the size of their publications, newsrooms, and staff, while local news sources have dwindled. As an example, the Nisqually Valley News no longer has an office presence in Yelm, the very place this newspaper calls home.
Therefore, I was elated to learn about The Journal of Lacey, Olympia and Tumwater (JOLT News), and have been a supporter/contributor since their founding. Even though JOLT’s focus does not include Yelm, they report on stories from the cities in Thurston County which are very interrelated with Yelm.
I reached-out to Danny Stusser, Publisher and Executive Director of JOLT News and asked him to share his organization’s vision with Yelm Community Blog readers. Here is his response:
“The JOLT is Thurston County’s nonprofit local-news news organization. We publish original local news stories, five days a week, and there’s no paywall — all the stories are free to anyone who wants them. City meetings, school districts, crime, people doing amazing things. There’s something for almost everyone. Non-partisan. We just passed our second birthday, so we’re still learning how to walk and talk. But people tell us they appreciate what we’re doing and that our coverage is refreshing and helpful. Also, we’ve got the best events calendar in the county. The best way to be sure you don’t miss anything is to sign up for our a daily summary of our headlines, The Daily JOLT. You’d receive it Monday through Friday in your email.
“There’s no charge for it and I’d love to add you to the list — just Click here!
“As you go about your day, whenever you have conversations with people around here, please ask them if they receive The Daily JOLT. If they don’t, please forward your copy to them and suggest they give us a try.“
Congratulations to Danny and his fine team for bringing news variety back to Thursotn County!
Tell the JOLT News you read about them on the Yelm Community Blog.