Monday, April 20, 2009

Last one out, turn out the lights

I spent last Friday touring local Victoria media outlets with the Vancouver Island chapter of the Canadian Public Relations Society (of which I am one of the Board members.)

It was an interesting day, especially given the kinds of pressures that a lot of the media outlets are feeling these days. Ironically, our tour of the local paper, the Victoria Times Colonist, didn't work out quite as planned. We were supposed to see the press in action (that's a view of it in the photo) but it wasn't running in the afternoon. (It's usually printing flyers or something at that time of the day.) The silence of the place was deafening.

There are a lot of people out there predicting that newspapers like this one will be out of business very soon. I wonder...

I'll have more pics from our tour later this week.

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