March 2013 Community Journal Newsletter
Enjoying the Texas Tradeshow
Christopher Maher, left, and Tim Acosta, center, both of the Kingsville Record, stopped by the Interlink booth at the Texas Press Association Midwinter Convention and Tradeshow in Houston in January and visited with Interlink Technical Support Services Supervisor Che’ Eddie. For more photos from the Texas Tradeshow, click here. Also, check out our photos from the Iowa Convention, click here.
Visiting at the Texas Convention
Interlink Senior Sales and Marketing Manager Helen Sosniecki visits with Tim Waltner, left, publisher of the Freeman (S.D.) Courier, and Marc Richard, vice president and operations manager of Fackelman Newspaper Group, publishers of the Ennis Daily News. Waltner, the recipient of the 2012 International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors’ Eugene Cervi Award, was the Hall of Fame speaker at the Texas Midwinter Convention.
Reports that we are dying are greatly exaggerated
By Cheryl Wormley
President, International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors
Back in 1897, James Ross Clemens was ill. Not-so-careful passing on of information resulted in word that Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by his pen name of Mark Twain, was dying in London. When an enterprising reporter decided to check on Twain before publishing his demise, the author responded, “The report of my death was greatly exaggerated.”
Morley Safer, during his Jan. 6 “60 Minutes” report about the newspaper industry, glibly stated, “The facts of life are that newspapers are folding all over the country. It’s a dying business.” His example was the New Orleans newspaper, The Times-Picayune, which recently cut back from publishing seven days a week to three days.