The Changing Media Landscape: Locally and Nationwide [F-17-13]

Presenter:Bill Shumway
Location: SUNY Potsdam: Maxcy 104
Classes: 1 Session 1.5 hours
Dates: Thu 3:00 PM 10/26
Status: CLOSED

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Learn about the history and changes of North Country This Week and their website “” over the past 33 years. Topics include: what the News, Ad Sales & Distribution departments do now; the challenges of running a newspaper and website locally and nationally; an explanation of why some form of local news media will likely exist for many years to come; and some predictions for local media changes nationwide in the next decade.

Bill Shumway is founder, editor, and publisher of “North Country This Week.” He started the paper with 1 full time and 1 half-time employee in his West Stockholm living room in 1984. NCTW now employs 20 people, publishes 2 editions of the paper and updates “” nine times each day. Bill has always had an interest in newspapers – he was a paperboy for 3 years in Junior High, served as a newsroom intern at his hometown paper in Massachusetts during his senior year in high school, and became a reporter in 1977. He moved to Potsdam in 1979.


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