What made The Short List this week?
- Last year, our panelists predicted that casinos — in Connecticut and Springfield — would dominate the headlines in 2016. Were they right?
- In 2016, what most surprised our esteemed journalists? On-schedule construction and the big league defeat for charter schools.
- From backyard gardening to big Holyoke political changes to Gov. Charlie Baker’s political fortunes (or misfortunes), what’s on the docket for 2017?
- And over the next year, our panel vows to write better headlines, avoid shaky sourcing and do a better job of covering that most important of local institutions — the school committee.
Click the audio player above to hear New England Public Radio’s Susan Kaplan explore these issues with Matt Szafranski of Western Mass Politics & Insight and Mike Dobbs of the Reminder newspapers.