Newspapers and economic development

Monday, August 13, 2007

A large part of economic development is about changing the conversation. Newspapers can play a positive role by giving voice to new possibilities. Here's an example.

In Richmond, the newspaper has launched a new column, Renewable Richmond to "report on all things 'green' in the River City." Equally important, the newspaper is engaging its readers with a set of questions: "Do you know of any major green projects in the works locally? Do you think the green movement is a passing fad or the wave of the future?"

Here's a recent column.

The challenge for the Richmond newspaper is to engage young readers where they live: on-line. Read more.

posted by Ed Morrison |

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