True North goes all-web

by True North

Angela Chagnon joins True North Reports as an investigative reporter

For ten years True North followers turned to their radios from 11:00 to noon to hear a conservative perspective on Vermont politics. But, as of January 2011, True North Radio will make a transition and an expansion to an all internet based platform — True North Reports.

With the change in medium comes a an increased focus on gathering news and generating original content as opposed to just commentary. This is going to be an exciting change.

Freeing up the resources required to buy air time on WDEV and WTWK enabled True North to hire Angela Chagnon as a full time investigative reporter who will be based in the State House during the legislative session, supplying timely, in-depth coverage of issues and events.

Rob Roper will say on as News Director, working with Chagnon, and Robert Maynard will continue helping to edit on-line content.

“I loved the radio, and hope to find another path to returning to the airwaves, but the new technology we have today allows us to reach out to a lot of people in a variety of ways that radio doesn’t,” said Roper. “We’ll be able to use video, blogging, and social media to respond more nimbly to a 24 hour news cycle, and the ability to have someone on-site, holding legislators accountable will be an invaluable resource. I’m very excited about this evolution and the impact we’ll be able to have.”