Texas Center For Community Journalism “Do you think newspapers are endangered?” A community journalism perspective

One rural publisher, in a speech to a journalism conference, put it THIS way:  “To our readers, we are not the newspaper, we are their newspaper. Down the block at Rogers Mini Stop, we sell more than a hundred papers every week. If our press run is late we get frantic calls from the Rogers family. They have a store full of irate customers who want their papers now…. We all know the traditional reasons — the little stories that never would be considered ‘news’ anyplace else. Our readers really care about those things.”

Source: Texas Center For Community Journalism “Do you think newspapers are endangered?” A community journalism perspective