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The News On Newspapers

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Newsrooms are shrinking across the country – including in the Granite State, which has seen several of its own daily papers struggling. The Internet continues to challenge traditional methods for gathering and delivering news, and many wonder if the daily paper can survive. However, some organizations are coming up with new approaches and finding ways to thrive.


Howard Altschiller – Executive Editor of Seacoast Media Group, a network of print publications and websites serving coastal New Hampshire and Southern Maine including the Portsmouth Herald, the Exeter News-Letter and the Hampton Union.

Joshua Benton- Director of the Nieman Journalism Lab, part of the Nieman Foundation’s effort to “help journalism figure out its future in an Internet age.”  He spent ten years in newspapers, most recently at The Dallas Morning News, where he won an investigative reporting award.

Terry Williams- President and Chief Operating Officer of The Keene Sentinel. Until recently, he was publisher and president of the Telegraph Publishing Co. for nearly 19 years. He also worked in various editing roles at the Nashua Telegraph before becoming publisher. 


Edward Engler- Editor & Publisher of The Laconia Daily Sun, a free daily newspaper

Norm Welsh – President of the Manchester Newspaper Guild and Web Copy Editor at the Union Leader. He's been a copy editor at the paper for 23 years and has worked at papers in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and New Jersey.

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