Why so little North Idaho Fair coverage?

Question: I'd like to know why there was such poor coverage of the North Idaho Fair. There was very little in the way of articles and pictures. You'd never know a Fair was going on. -- Margi Domme, Athol, Idaho

Answer: We produced a special tabloid section prior to the fair, as we do every year. It's popular with readers and advertisers and is an essential guide to the event. We also ran a couple of stories during the course of the fair. But coverage was not extensive. It's a great event, but given the competititon for space and time, and in light of other news priorities, we didn't put a high premium on fair coverage. Similarly, you won't see a great deal of live coverage daily out of the Interstate Fair here in Spokane next week. -- Steve Smith, editor

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