I wonder how they work it financially, but I am very pleased that the Kamloops Daily News has recently had reporters on the scene when locals and local organizations do great things in far off places.
In February of this year, City Editor Mike Cornell travelled to Tsunami ravaged areas of Sri Lanka with members of a locally founded world development organization - Developing World Connections.
And today, Arts Editor Mike Youds might just be getting to the pavillion in Venice Italy where Kamloops Art Gallery Executive Director Jan Bailey is joint curating the Canadian entry in the Venice Biennale.
I think it is important for newspapers in smallers communities to, every once in a while, figure out how to finagle resources to send reporters farther afield. After all, just as with larger cities, some stories of local interest don't take place locally.
One thought: the stories from these "embeds" should also be posted online. The Daily News web site is pretty basic and there is no regular content archive, but these special events should have some permanent online record. Even create a blog, with the ability to leave comments, etc.