Monday, June 8, 2009

Publisher of oldest black newspaper tells secret to survival of the black press

After 125 years of empowering the Black community, the Philadelphia Tribune is nowhere near tired. Led by President and CEO Robert W. Bogle, the Tribune, which celebrated its 125th anniversary last week, has withstood social and economic trials since 1884 -not by being a jack of everything - but a master at serving its community.

''We reflect what our community is and does,'' said Bogle in his twentieth year as the Tribune's publisher. According to him, the key to the newspaper’s longevity is no different than any other newspaper - Black-owned or not. That is to print news and information that empowers its readers.

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