Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Print booster

While Canada's cash-strapped media conglomerates are squeezing the life out of print media, Manitoba's Lana Meier has gone print with three new free weeklies.

Meier, 43, in the newspaper business for 25 years, became a Sun Media staffer after the chain bought three family-owned newspapers in 1992, says a Winnipeg Free Press story. She resigned as group publisher earlier this year.

The inspiring Free Press story says Meier, with two partners and 15 employees, have launched three new weeklies: the Selkirk (18,000 print run), the Winkler/Morden Voice (15,000 print run), and the Stonewall/Teulon Tribune (7,800 print run).

Meier told the Free Press the mission of the new papers is to provide grassroots reporting to connect people to the communities and make the communities stronger.


All the best Lana Meier.

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