Monday, August 24, 2009

Budget is the word of the year...

The word budget is not only the word of the day - it's the word of the year and possibly the decade. I have been hearing it for years related to newspapers. Today, during faculty meetings, it came up over and over again. Newspapers may be struggling, but they're not the only ones facing difficult economic times.

It is my belief that those newspapers able to survive the times by proving clear, accurate and informative news to readers will come out of these times stronger and better prepared to serve readers. They will understand what readers want, they will have discovered how to provide it, and they will not soon forget how fragile the news industry can become when those things are taken for granted.

The words of the future are integrity and speed! 

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Exciting times

The end of summer brings exciting times for me. It's a chance to begin sharing what I have observed of the newspaper industry over the last 20 years - both as a beginning reporter and now as an educator and consumer. Times are definitely changing in the newspaper industry. I find the times to be exciting. 

How about you?