Print is dead. Long live print! - Catholic Courier

Print is dead. Long live print!

We live in a society of instant gratification, especially when it comes to news. If you are in the print news business, you should worry. The decline of daily newspapers has been obvious for quite some time, with major papers across the country merging or even closing. The accessibility of the Internet and the popularity of social media give readers access to news seconds after it breaks. There’s no need to wait for the morning edition. People come across a headline, read the important details, share the link and move on to the next one. Print can’t keep up.

If you, however, are in the print storytelling business, the future is bright. There is something almost comforting about sitting with a paper, having it on the coffee table (or in the bathroom) and reading it. And although people may not care to pay for or clutter their house with newsprint reporting on the weather that will change within minutes (especially here in Rochester), they can most definitely appreciate owning good, quality stories in tangible form. They are in-depth stories that mean something to the community. Readers are invested in these stories. They don’t just read the headline and move on.

I’m happy to be a part of a monthly publication that specializes in telling community stories. And even better, we tell the stories of the church community. How great is that? I hope you will continue to support our paper and ones like it as we grow into this digital age of instant gratification.

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