In the age of social media, is there still value in keeping up with the news via local newspapers? Try reading the local news regularly, even just for a few days, and you’ll quickly realize there is indeed still great value in keeping abreast of what’s happening in your neighborhood and even in distant places.
For one thing, many of the news and top stories published on local anewspapers can have a direct effect on your life, particularly those that reflect a government policy or decision involving the use of tax money. News about the environment or natural occurrences such as storms, volcanic eruptions, ash falls, et cetera may also be of great concern, especially where your health and well-being are concerned.
And because this is the age of social media, you likely engage in conversations with at least one group of people each day. The news can be an interesting and valuable topic of these conversations.
All these are things that the people behind the Cagayan de Oro Times understand. Founded in August of 2012, this relatively young newspaper aims to show you the lighter side of the City of Golden Friendship. While it does touch on some of the important developments implemented and activities facilitated by the local and national government in the city, the main focus of this paper is on the Cagayan de Oro’s people and lifestyle.
Published on a weekly basis from the Tanleh Building, Abellanosa Street, Consolacion, Cagayan de Oro City, the Cagayan de Oro Times regularly brings you stories that bring out the best of Cagayan de Oro City. By regularly reading the CdeO Times, you get to learn of upcoming social events—concerts, sporting events, culinary shows/workshops, et cetera—and you get to choose which events to attend or participate in.
Other than entertainment and lifestyle news, the paper also has an opinion page that contains feature articles about life in general. These articles may be of interest and could be of great help to those who are constantly looking for opportunities to better themselves and improve their lives.
The Cagayan de Oro Times is part of the BusinessWeek Mindanao Group of Newspapers, which was founded by Dante Sudaria. Its sister publications include Business Daily, Mindanao Star, Mindanao Daily News, and BusinessWeek Mindanao. The newspaper is also a member of the Cagayan de Oro Chamber of Commerce and Industry Foundation, Inc. (Oro Chamber).
To consume the news and feature articles offered by the Cagayan de Oro Times, you don’t have to buy every single issue, unless you’re a collector of sorts. If you want a more convenient way to get your weekly dose of CdeO Times news, then you’ll be glad to know that it’s available online. The e-copy of this lifestyle newspaper is hosted on the official website of its sister publication, BusinessWeek Mindanao.
This online version also serves as the link of CdeO locals who are now living elsewhere to the social scene of their hometown. In the age of social media, the movers in the news industry definitely know how to bring local news right to your doorstep.