The Midland Daily News
, owned by the Hearst Corporation
, and The Pinconning Journal
, owned by editor/publisher, Craig Barnt, play an important role in their communities. Unfortunately, many newspapers across the country have gone out of business, which is a loss felt by their communities.
Craig Barnt is the editor/publisher of The Pinconning Journal.
That topic is the focus of a segment in a show I produce for Delta College Public TV (PBS)
, called “Second Act: Life at 50+.”
It focuses on the interests and activities of people over the age of 50. Newspapers have been a part of our daily lives but that’s no longer the case in many communities in this digital age.
My colleague at Delta, Bob Przybylski,and I interviewed Barnt, Dave Clark, the editor of the Midland Daily News, and community leaders in Pinconning and Midland to get their thoughts on why it’s important for a community to have journalists report on what’s happening in their towns. The Daily News prints six days per week while The Journal is a weekly paper. Both have a presence online, as well.
Dave Clark is the editor of the Midland Daily News.
We, at Catalyst Midland, and our parent organization, Issue Media Group
, strongly support local journalism emphasizing that it helps people feel more connected to their community. That’s our focus, too.
Please take a few minutes to watch this segment produced for the March 26, 2023 edition of “Second Act,” just click here.
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