The American Newspaper: Is it dead? Or on Life Support? Or just resting its eyes?
The future of print media was explored by two of the leaders in the Colorado newspaper industry: Bob Sweeney of The Villager and Jerry Healey of Colorado Community Media.
On Friday, November 11th, the Chamber's Economic Development Group met to discuss the American Newspaper with two local Coloradans who own newspapers: Bob Sweeney, owner of The Villager, and Jerry Healey, owner of Colorado Community Media. In the words of Doug Tisdale, "Flipboard is the new New York Times." In this digital era, it comes as no surprise that the print industry is facing new challenges every day. How does print maintain its relevance when technology has driven the industry towards the instant gratification of the world wide web? Here's the silver lining: print does, in fact, have staying power. Local newspapers positively impact communities by keeping readers informed of relevant news, as well as help local retailers flourish via advertisement.
For more facts and information, visit Jerry Healey's presentation below: