INMA recently published an article entitled 'Instead of courting Millennials, should news media skip this generation?,' to which the answer, categorically, is no.
The article predicts, somehow, that the generation isn't "fully grown" and that "Tumblr, Snapchat, Imgur, and a slew of other words missing vowels are still their thing," implying that eventually the Millennial generation will grow up and get back to valuing serious mediums. Consequently, argues Maria Terrell, maybe publishers shouldn't be changing their platform strategy to reach these people – eventually they'll give up these youthful foibles and change to fit publishers' priorities, rather than the other way roun
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Sean Stroh, a Millennial who works for Editor & Publisher, writes: "It's Sunday morning, and I'm getting ready to read the news, but I'm not picking up my cell phone or booting up my laptop. I'm picking up my hefty 100-plus page Sunday edition of my local newspaper.
"As someone you would consider a millennial, you might find it hard to believe that's how I choose to spend my Sunday mornings. Of course, since we no longer have to wait for the news of the world to come solely from the pages of a newspaper, and consequently, we seem to be busier than ever before, why spend what precious time we have with them?
"Though I was never able to witness the golden age of newspapers, I can now attest to something else that still remains quite special – the Sunday newspaper experience."
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In the digital age, the Sun Newspapers in southwest Florida are betting on the future of print.
Under the new ownership of Adams Publishing Group and after nine months of planning, the Port Charlotte Sun and its new sister paper, the Punta Gorda Sun, roll out Wednesday with a new look, new sections and new approaches to news coverage intended to expand what readers are getting for their subscriptions.
"Overall, we wanted to create a much better newspaper for our readers, and we wanted to grow our circulation, to modernize and give it a new exciting look and feel," said Publisher Glen Nickerson. But it isn't just one newspaper, it's several.
The biggest change is that the Charlotte Sun will be split into two editions. "It will become the Punta Gorda Sun and the Port Charlotte Sun," Nickerson said.More