Saturday, February 7, 2009

A newspaper convention or a buggy whip convention?

Bill Sniffin writes:

So there I was, attending my 39th Wyoming Press Association annual convention last month in Cheyenne. I have been a member so long, they gave me a Lifetime Membership at the Saturday night banquet. It was a great feeling but as I looked out at all these smiling faces, you had to wonder what they were all so happy about?

If things are so bad, why are so many of our publishers smiling so broadly? So I talked with a number of them. And this is what they had to say about their industry:

"We just had the best year we ever had," said Dale Bohren, publisher of the weekly Casper Journal.

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