Editor & Publisher

What are your predictions for where news publishing/news media is heading?

I’m optimistic about the future of local news. Providing specialized content that nobody else offers — not rumors and speculation, but fact-checked material — is tremendously valuable. The challenge is convincing both local advertisers to participate and subscribers to pay a fair rate for quality news. Many news outlets have been hollowed out by sites with free news and ads online; the way back to profitability will require a consistent effort to prove our value and convince our communities that local news professionals are worth supporting.

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Editor and Publisher