One of the things I hated most about being the managing editor of an afternoon newspaper was the advantage morning newspapers had when it came to coverage of evening activities.
Simply, if it happened in the afternoon or at night, the morning newspapers were going to have it on the streets hours before we did.
The internet has changed everything and placed the afternoon newspapers on a level playing field. Clear evidence of that was provided Tuesday night with the Neosho Daily News' coverage of the resignation of Neosho City Councli member RoseMarie Carnes.
The Daily posted two stories on the resignation, the first at 1:17 p.m. and the second a couple of minutes later, approximately 40 minutes before the story made its first appearance on the Joplin Globe website.
While 40 minutes may not seem like much, it is far better than being behind the morning newspaper by several hours, as the situation would have been before the advent of the internet.