I agree with Richard about opportunity, but think of the effort it would take to come up with the news (not make up the news, although Mark Twain did very well in that department), put together the web site, and then sell advertising for it to make money. I toyed with the idea once, but then came to my senses.
I agree there can be improvement at the Star -- that goes for anywhere and for anybody. I admit I'm very pro-Star having found the food on my table and clothes on back when growing up paid for largely be the Star (and the hard work of my mother). I also loved growing up around the excitement and noise of the Star and the wonderful people like Jean Freese, Sue Connors, Pat Gudmunson (did I spell that right?), Gordy "El Gordo" Spear, George Larson, Erma Bombeck (okay, she was a syndicated columnist), and the many fine and fun folks in the back room, print shop, and the store. I loved the noise.
We are very fortunate to still have a daily paper.
So, help the Star improve. When you shop, say "I saw your ad in the Star." Pay for three or more subscriptions. Okay, that might push it, but keep subscribing. I quit getting the Sunday Gazette as I really felt they should pay me for taking it and all the ad inserts -- those inserts did little for me in Miles City, but the Gaz. could tell advertisers how many and how far their reach is.
Not to get too personal, but let me say from experience, working for the Star is not a way to get rich. It is a mission to the cause of providing news coverage for today and a historical record 100 years from now.
[This message has been edited by Bart Freese (8/13/2010)]