Death Throes for the Times-Standard Newspaper????
As much of America has changed their viewing habits from newsprint to digital media, the local Times-Standard has hung on…sort of. Although the reporting is subpar, and the print edition is usually a day behind the online sources, the Times-Standard newspaper has been a tradition for many folks in Humboldt. But alas, its days may be numbered:
Digital First Media (which merged with MediaNews Group-owner of the TS) is going to be making some big changes. According to USA Today:
“Digital First Media, the media company that owns The Denver Post and San Jose Mercury News, said Friday it may sell its newspapers to steer more resources to its digital properties amid an industry-wide decline in print advertising sales.”
We can’t really speculate or predict what will happen here. It’s clear that with TS editorial control moving east, the paper has spiraled down even further than it’s previous mediocre status. Does this mean the company has been slowly cutting the strings here? Only time will tell.
Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.
-John F. Kennedy