Mark Schultz of the Chapel Hill News’ Orange Chat did a two part interview with my colleague Phil Meyer about the Vanishing Newspaper — just as the News and Observer is doing some tough reporting on the Governor and being rumored to be cutting staff. [The rumor as regards the Chapel Hill News turns out to be true]
In Part One, Phil says:
“If youâ€™re looking for a way to do business as youâ€™ve always done it, Iâ€™m sorry there isnâ€™t any. The world has moved on, and the newspaper industry has awakened to that fact too late.”
In Part Two, he tells Schultz (and us):
“There will always be somebody to supply the reader the information that he or she needs. It might be something like the Raleigh Chrionicle [sic - so much for quality editing - pj], which is growing right in front of your nose.”
NOTE: Unfortunately, the Raleigh Chronicle isn’t staying independent. This just in:
The Raleigh Chronicle 14.APR.08
RALEIGH – After serving over a million readers in the Raleigh community, the locally owned Raleigh Chronicle will close on Tuesday, as another newspaper purchases the publication. A more detailed story will appear on Tuesday, the final day of publication for the Raleigh Chronicle.