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'Bismarck Tribune' Wants Reader Volunteers to Review Books

Magazine article Editor & Publisher

'Bismarck Tribune' Wants Reader Volunteers to Review Books

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In what may become a more common occurrence as newspapers slash budgets, the Bismarck (N.D.) Tribune is seeking readers to review books for the daily.

In a column posted on the paper's Web site on Sunday, editor John Irby admitted the paper's coffers did not include funding for a book reviewer and put out the offer to readers who might be interested in writing such articles.

"... as a 30,000-circulation newspaper, [the Tribune] can't afford to employ a full-time book reviewer to help others determine if a specific book is a great way to spend a few hours, if the effort is a total waste of time - or if the story is worthy of something in between," Irby wrote, in part. "But the Tribune readership market has more than 100,000 people, many of whom have varied interests and expertise and share the love of reading. If you are one of those people, you could read a book and write a review for possible publication in the newspaper. …

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