It's a lousy day in Rockport.
The bank was robbed, a man was killed, and in what may or may not be a coincidence, the school superintendent vanished without a trace.it couldn't have worked out any better for high school journalist Tiffany Everett. Everything happened on the first day of her one-week internship at an area television station.
Tiffany has a chance to see small town journalism at its best and its worst, as she deals with an intriguing group of characters:
- Shannon Starbuck-the hometown girl and star reporter to whom Tiffany is assigned.
- Willie Taylor-her journalism teacher, who shares a past with Shannon.
- Kirk Robbins-the boy wonder newspaper editor who is willing to cut corners to beat the competition on the biggest story that has ever hit Rockport.
During seven exciting days, Tiffany Everett sees the permanent damage that can be done when the media circus hits a small town.and if she's lucky, she may live to see football homecoming.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Small Town News works both as a satire of the media and as a mystery geared for young adults (even though I am an adult I thoroughly enjoyed Mr. Turner's accurate, but wicked views of small town, tabloid journalism). The book revolves around a small town which is hit in one day by a bank robbery and the disappearance of the school superintendent. The town is not prepared at all for the media onslaught that follows. Turner's protagonist is a high school student, Tiffany Everett, who coincidentally, begins a one-week internship with one of the area television stations on the same day. She learns first hand just how good and how bad television journalism can be. Turner's other main characters are Tiffany's journalism teacher, a former newspaper editor named Willie Taylor, the star television correspondent, Shannon Starbuck, who worked for Willie in the past, and Kirk Robbins, the editor who replaced Willie when he was fired at the newspaper. This book should be must reading for every journalist from junior high school to network.