With the advent of social media, the role of traditional media has come into a weird, in-flux position: why wait for a paper to cover, edit, and print a story (and then deliver it) when it can be tweeted, posted on facebook, and e-published immediately through blogs? Newspapers have escalated their online features and work to still "beat" amateur publishers, maintaining twitter and facebook accounts, but it is increasingly difficult for these papers to keep up with the sheer volume of other options.
Gratefully, in Walla Walla, the paper has been a great source of sharing progression with the community, and still sees many loyal readers, but we are starting to see other blogs and online media cover and write stories about the Sweets. Here are some examples of national blogs that are writing features about the team:
Coldwell Banker - Walla Walla Realty (ok, not a national blog but still one that gives us some good press)
Summer College Leagues
There are more, but it is late and I am tired - and of course Codball.com is a favorite but that is a little bit of an inside job...)
We even have our own Wikipedia page, which as you know, is the source of all truth and knowledge:
Walla Walla Sweets Wikipedia
My question to the readers out there - where do you follow and get news on the team? With nearly 1450 Facebook fans (and growing - you can join us here) and a growing number of Twitter friends (search wwsweets on Twitter) I am curious as to your preferred method of obtaining information.