Ryan Bakken of the Grand Forks Herald wrote a column recently suggesting that since the Herald will become part of Forum Communications (which owns the television station I work for) it would be good for the staff of WDAZ to get together for lunch with the Herald staff.
That would be too many of "them" at the same time for me. But, I invited Ryan to lunch on me–or the company, at least. To my surprise, he accepted the invitation to meet on neutral ground–McDonald’s. (I’m all for taking another reporter’s idea and milking it to death.) We brought a camera along. You can see the results on television Friday.