In a small town, stories about people are what matter, so the editor has to have a way of putting people at ease so they share them. He has to be able to accept it when, after seeing someone had posted to Facebook a complete description of something interesting, that the person doesn’t want it in the paper because he or she wants to keep it quiet.
The editor must be able to deal with irrationality – frequently.
What's Brad Hicks writing about this week in On the Side? Better yet, about whom is he writing? See in the Dec. 31 Kossuth County Advance.