Number of Digital Readers Should Be a 'Wake-Up Call'.

Author:Weaver, Michael
Position:Comments - Letter to the editor

Problem is that the people responsible for this are print centric and have not transitioned well to online. ("Keeping Citizens Informed," May 2019) As of my last contact, there really is no mechanism for online outlets to be an Illinois Press Association member as their membership fee structure is based on cost of advertising on paper pages. Maybe it's possible now. Maybe they have changed how they calculate membership fees and how membership levels are structured. Many of the weekly paper publications are not doing a very good job of reporting in-depth local news. At best, they are putting on paper what most electronic device savvy consumers have already known for nearly a week. Regurgitating press releases and running images that most of the community has seen on a social...

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