Posted in Allbritton metro operation, TBD, tagged Clark Kauffman, Daryl Beall, Dave Witke, David Kruidenier, David Yepsen, Des Moines Register, Fort Dodge, Fort Dodge Messenger, Gardner Cowles, Hometown, Jonathan Kronstadt, Kansas City Times, Lake Delhi dam, Mary Chind, Mason City Globe-Gazette, North Country Register, Parkersburg tornado, Pulitzer Prizes, TBD, Tom O'Donnell, Veronica Fowler on August 9, 2010|
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I remember fondly the first time I felt the excitement of launching a new product. Memories have flooded back as I have spent the last six months preparing for today’s launch of TBD.
Hometown was going to provide a new business model for the Des Moines Register. I had the odd title of “launch editor.” I wasn’t going to be part of the permanent staff, but I was in charge of sending the product into orbit.
The Register was a dying breed in an industry that was prospering (sort of), but is now declining (some say dying): We were a statewide newspaper. (more…)
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