Why Print Ain't Dead
The newspaper and print industry have been hit hard over the past few years, and even as there appears to be an end to the recession, questions still remain about the long-term viability of print journalism even after the ad dollars come back.
John Garrett publisher and founder of Community Impact Newspaper, will explain why he believes the newspaper industry needs to get back to the basics of relevant content and strong distribution to have a chance to su:rvive at all-online or in print.
He is bucking the recent trend of “online first, print last” with a commitment to giving the print product the editorial resources and distribution necessary to compete and win in this fast-changing, competitive marketplace. John believes his team’s ability to compete in the highly sought after hyper-local news marketplace will require a strong print product. John will talk about how his team is approaching what he calls the "Burger King Mentality” of consumers wanting news “their way” and how he believes the newspaper industry should approach the future of news.
We encourage you to register for John's program via the website as space at the Ronald McDonald House is limited.
Ronald McDonald House
1315 Barbara Jordan Boulevard
Austin, TX 78723
Free parking is available on the East side of the building.
AWC members and those who are registered FA supporters are free. All others: you may visit a FA meeting the first time free. Our annual supporter fee is only $35 for a year's worth of programs!
SIGN-IN / NETWORKING: 12:15 p.m.
Note: Arrive at noon if you would like to eat.
We encourage you to bring your own lunch. There are a lot of great restaurants in the Mueller complex.
ANNOUNCEMENTS / PROGRAM:
12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR UPCOMING PROGRAMS!
We will be teaming with AWC Austin for their annual holiday party. Please join us!
Wednesday, December 8 from 6 – 9 pm
ALLEN HOUSE, 1104 San Antonio Street, Austin
Appetizers and drinks will be served
$5.00 per person
*registration information to come
The Ripple Man, Steve Harper, will kick the New Year off right by showing us ways to maximize our networking and create our own ripples. More about the program to come. Info about Steve can be found at his website.