Alt-Weeklies Must Change Now, Consultant Argues

november 26, 2008  01:01 pm
AAN publishers "need to right-size print operations immediately to free up resources for development of the new," argues Terry Garrett, in a blog post following up on his attendance at last month's Publisher's Conference in Santa Fe. Newspapers will have a much smaller market share in five years no matter what they do, and publishers would be smart to shake up their organizations now while they still have time, Garrett claims. "The world needs independent thought and journalism that cuts against the grain," he says. "I would love to see it come from this group of eccentric, creative people."