Recorder, Chamber of Commerce host ‘Coffee with the Editor’


More than 60 business and community leaders visited the Ponte Vedra Recorder offices last week to attend “Coffee with the Editor.”

Held Aug. 10 in conjunction with the St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce’s Ponte Vedra Beach Division, the event gave attendees an opportunity to meet Managing Editor Jennifer Logue and learn about the role the Recorder plays in the community.

“The great turnout here today is both a testament to the strong St. Johns County business community and the Recorder’s well-established reputation as the community’s paper of record since 1969,” Logue told attendees. “We are committed to being the paper readers turn to for local, original reporting they can trust.”

Unlike many small papers today – which rely on free articles taken from out-of-state wire services or the internet – the Recorder’s editorial team of professionally trained journalists is committed to running local articles about local people and local businesses.

“I don’t know of any other local weekly or monthly paper that produces as much original, locally focused reporting as the Recorder,” Logue said. “When you open up a copy of the Ponte Vedra Recorder, you’re not going to read generic articles from a free content provider. You’re going to read original articles written by our staff about people you know and businesses you patronize.”

Logue said the Recorder has received positive feedback about its renewed focus on public affairs as well as its coverage of the local arts and cultural scene. And while the paper has always spotlighted local businesses, she said, today’s edition of the Recorder begins an even stronger emphasis through a new Business Weekly section.

“Business Weekly will be the place to highlight local residents’ promotions, career moves, awards and recognition,” she said, “along with the strong coverage of local business openings and events for which the Recorder is known.”