Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Exposé: Wakefield Item Has Terrible Website

So you switch to a pretty neat little tabloid style newspaper that has been lauded by Wakefield's finest. But you can't manage to create a decent website? Print journalism is becoming obsolete and rightly so: I throw away my newspaper when I am done reading it. It has no long-term or immediate value. I can reference it, but only for a short period of time. That's why I think the Wakefield Item needs to get its website up and running. People will visit it. It won't generate any extra revenue (unless the WI sells ads), but it's a direction that most local media companies are turning in.


  1. Check out the Salem News of Salem MA as an example of local newspaper that "gets it" that online news can be a viable product and make a profit!


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