‘Old Dogs New Tricks and Crappy Newspaper Executives’

The title comes from a speech Digital First Media CEO John Paton delivered last week to the Canadian Journalism Foundation.

Digital First is now the second-largest newspaper company in the country, with 75 newspapers, including The Evening Sun. I had a chance to meet Paton last week, and I feel a lot better about the future of our industry than I did just a year ago.

Here’s a look at Paton’s speech, the best summation of his vision for our future that I’ve read so far.¬†It’s long, by blog standards. But no one ever said journalism could be reduced to 140 characters. Certainly not John Paton. That’s just one of the myths that scares some folks about a digital approach. But read the man’s words right here and decide for yourself if the future of newspapers is in good hands.

 

 

 

 

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