Saturday, October 3, 2009

Local ownership revival?

:In the three months since Clifton Robinson and his son Gordon took ownership of the Waco Tribune-Herald, the response has been overwhelming and the change has revealed what local ownership can mean to a community.

In the last eight to nine weeks alone, the paper has generated about 1,500 new home delivery subscriptions, said Gordon Robinson. “We believe the corporate ownership was little bit out of touch with this community, meaning the slant of the newspaper was leaning a little more liberal than our community was. The readership had also been falling, which it had been transnational.”

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