Monday, July 1, 2013

publication suspended for week for strategic business planning retreat

Traditional newspapers are suffering from falling circulation and declining revenues.  A fundamental newspaper business problem is that, unlike the older generation, young persons no longer reach for a newspaper when heading for their regular morning bowel movement.  Instead, young persons are active on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Vine, and other social-media sites in the bathroom and everywhere else.   The results have been disastrous for newspapers.

Concerned about the future of the newspaper business, the Ode Street Tribune's management is suspending publication of the Tribune for this week.  The Tribune's publisher, editors, and sub-editors will be meeting at a resort in South Carolina to discuss big ideas for re-invigorating the newspaper industry.  Heading the agenda is a proposal for a national-wide, print ad campaign with the theme "Newspapers Keep You Moving." The Tribune's journalist will remain in Rosslyn, working on a story about how the Rosslyn bunnies are responding to the destruction of their habitat.

Publication of the Ode Street Tribune will resume on July 8.

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