Archive for November, 2008


Looking forward to the sunshine in he Sunshine state

The latest travel venture for this SPJ president is a trip to Florida Saturday night to speak to the Reporter’s Institute, which is meeting at the Poynter Insititute in St. Petersburg.

I am looking forward to meeting what appears to be a great group of journalists from across the country set to get three days of training. I will be making a few remarks over lunch Monday about the state of the industry. Believe it or not, I found some bright spots while prepearing for my talk.

The number of people who bought papers after Tuesdays historic presidential election was unbelevieable. The Washington Post sold an additional 600,000 papers. The Chicago Sun Times increased its press run by 50 percent. The Chicago Tribune and New York Times boosted their runs by 50,000. People waited in line for hours at newstands in New York just to buy a morning paper.

It has created some buzz.

So people are still excited about news and newspaper.

The trip to Florida comes at a good time for this Minnesota resident. After about a week of usneasonably warm temps in the high 60s and 70s, they will drop into the 30s and snow might be on the way. Two days in Florida might be just what is needed.

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