Congrats to the MSM on their sesquicentennial. The most interesting part of this story is how the outbreak of the Civil War rendered weekly papers useless as the public wanted more up to date dispatches, thus leading to what is now the daily edition of the Watertown Daily Times.
Ironically, the Times challenge today is dealing with the public expectations for immediacy in the Internet and cable TV world. On the positive side for them is they have the institutional knowledge and archives which have great value and they have the cash to upgrade...On the negative side they are tied to printing technology which leaves you with lots of building, equipment and people to pay for against rivals who have much lower operating costs.
For their sake, let's hope the Johnson's have an app for that.
Watertown Daily Times Watertown Daily Times celebrates 150 years