Friday, October 10, 2014

What Are We Missing? How to Send News Story Tips to Riverfront Times

Posted By on Fri, Oct 10, 2014 at 6:00 AM

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There's been no shortage of journalists in St. Louis lately. National and international media outlets have jumped at the chance to dive into one of the most difficult moments in St. Louis history. But just because there are more reporters in STL doesn't mean our city's story is being told correctly.

Here at Riverfront Times, we've been doggedly pursuing stories about police misconduct, racial tensions and community-building efforts long before Ferguson became #Ferguson, "ground zero" for protests, looting and standoffs with law enforcement. And we'll continue to tell those stories when the camera crews are gone for good.

So we're reaching out to you, the people of St. Louis, for guidance. We're looking for the stories that aren't being told, and we'd love your input.

Every month or so, we try to remind our readers to send their story tips and leads to our online news producer, Lindsay Toler, who edits the Riverfront Times news blog, Daily RFT. Some of our best story ideas come from reader-submitted tips, like the guy who got buried alive or that uber-douchey reality show.

Do you know of a great St. Louis story that isn't being told because of the focus on Ferguson? Email Toler at Lindsay.Toler@riverfronttimes.com.

See something that's too sexy/drug-related/weird/dirty/strange for other news outlets? Tweet her @StLouisLindsay.

Know of someone who's trying to make St. Louis city and county a better place and isn't getting the recognition they deserve? Or is there someone ruining life for the rest of us who deserves to be called out? Let us know so we can share.

Follow Lindsay Toler on Twitter at @StLouisLindsay. E-mail the author at Lindsay.Toler@RiverfrontTimes.com.

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