What’s New And Happening With Newspapers In Greater Western New York?

Do you remember when you anxiously awaited the newspaper boy delivering your morning or evening newspaper? The times have certainly changed, haven’t they? What’s happened to our region’s newspapers and what’s the future of newspapers look like? Click below to learn all about it in this week’s episode of the State of Greater Western New York Report.

Our guests include Tom Silvestri of the Relevance Project and Michelle Rea, Executive Director of the New York Press Association. In the show’s first segment, Rea explains what’s been happening to newspapers across the country and why it’s been happening. Silvestri then talks about the project he’s been tasked with heading up and how that’s changing the landscape of how people view and use newspapers.

In the show’s second half, Rea tells us how newspapers have disappeared throughout the Greater Western New York Region and why you should be concerned about these growing “news deserts.” Silvestri elaborates on our region’s particular twist on the Relevance Project’s concept of a “town hall meeting” and how that makes us both unique and on the leading edge.

Our guests happily answered questions from the live audience. In fact, these are probably some of the same questions you had. Would you like to be a member of our live audience so you can ask our guests questions? Click here to join the growing number of members who share your feelings on StateOf.GreaterWesternNewYork.com because then we can automatically send you the link to watch our shows live.

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