COVID, SCHOOLS: Other Media Relies On BocaNewsNow.com

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Sun Sentinel Follows BocaNewsNow.com’s Reporting. Palm Beach Post Nowhere To Be Found.

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — There is a reason so many people are reading and relying on BocaNewsNow.com which logged more than 1.5-million pageviews in August. We’re covering the stories that matter.

Look no further than the past 24 hours. BocaNewsNow.com was first to report that the Palm Beach County School District planned to tell teachers to eat lunch in their cars, and separately make it difficult for them to receive health benefits if they test positive for COVID-19. We posted our story around 11 a.m. Wednesday. The Sun Sentinel posted the same thing — in the same order as our reporting — nine hours later in an 8 p.m. report.

BocaNewsNow.com was first to report earlier this week that at least some members of the Palm Beach County School Board are privately questioning Superintendent Donald Fennoy’s leadership. The Sun Sentinel ran a story with similar themes later in the day.


Incredibly, the Palm Beach Post, the paper of record for Palm Beach County, has posted nothing about Fennoy’s issues or Wednesday’s school board meeting. At a time when families of 180,000 students are figuring out what to do when school resumes in-person education, the Palm Beach Post is reporting “Five Burgers To Tempt You” but not actual school news.



FOOD FOR THOUGHT. PALM BEACH POST FOCUSES ON FIVE BURGERS TO TEMPT YOU, BUT NO NEWS FROM PIVOTAL SCHOOL BOARD MEETING AS OF 7 AM THURSDAY, SEPT. 10th.

[FROM PALM BEACH POST HOMEPAGE ON SEPT. 10, 2020. THE HOMEPAGE IS MISSING SCHOOL BOARD NEWS].

The Post recently updated its website to use the template being used by seemingly every Gannett publication in the country, including USA Today, but isn’t focusing on local reporting. As of 7 a.m., the Post online is still running many of the same stories it was running at 7 p.m.

The Palm Beach Post and the Sun Sentinel both charge to access their websites. Certainly their overhead is higher and we support all journalism. But know what you’re getting. BocaNewsNow.com is free. We have the contacts. We have the sources. We are not just covering news, but setting the news agenda in Palm Beach County.


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