I was interested to see that the Kirkland Reporter focuses very firmly on Kirkland and covers national or international news almost exclusively in ways that connect to Kirkland. This was the answer I received to my question regarding the scope of the paper’s coverage. The office was rather small for what I had expected to see. They had 3 individuals who seemed to cover the majority of Kirkland’s news, Matt Phelps, Rachel Dawson and the regional editor, Carrie Rodriguez.
They seemed like a tight-knit group with a lot invested into giving the news of Kirkland, through the lens of Kirkland.
By Robert Seda