Talk:McCook Daily Gazette

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GA Review[edit]

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Reviewer: Khazar2 (talk · contribs) 14:46, 10 November 2013 (UTC)

Hey Ammodramus, I'll be glad to take this one; sorry you've had to wait so long for a review. Sometimes the lower-traffic stuff takes a while to get picked up, which is a shame because the air delivery angle here is really quite interesting. Anyway, comments to follow in the next 1-3 days. Thanks as always for your work! -- Khazar2 (talk) 14:46, 10 November 2013 (UTC)

This is another high-quality piece. I saw only one issue on my first pass that I couldn't immediately tweak or resolve, and spotchecks show no problem with accuracy or copyvio. The article is neutral and stable. Images are captioned and appropriately licensed (and thanks for those that you donated). Feel free to revert any of the tweaks I made with which you disagree.

The only small fix this needs for promotion to GA status is that the lead is a bit short to summarize the article. I added a bit already, but ideally, there should be a sentence or two that touches on the 1930s-60s and After 1960 sections as well. Perhaps something like "The Gazette absorbed several other newspapers in the 1930s and made an unsuccessful second attempt at air delivery in 1950. In 1960, Allen Strunk succeeded his father as publisher, and the paper was sold to Gozia-Driver Media in 1986." What do you think?

Thanks as always for your polished contributions. I have to do a lot of copyediting sometimes as a GA reviewer, and it's always refreshing to find a nomination that's basically ready to go. Cheers, -- Khazar2 (talk) 15:50, 10 November 2013 (UTC)

I've expanded the lead a bit, with more about the Strunk-Strunk-Gozia/Driver-Rust ownership succession. I didn't think that the absorbtion of smaller papers merited a mention in the lead, since this is such a common feature of newspapers' histories: it was quite common at one time for even small towns to have multiple newspapers (often associated with different political parties), and with the passing of time they merged, or one engulfed the rest. Ammodramus (talk) 04:44, 14 November 2013 (UTC)
Makes sense to me. This is a hearty pass, then. Cheers, -- Khazar2 (talk) 12:45, 14 November 2013 (UTC)