March 2011

Family Run (Into the Ground)

Wrong place, wrong time to have majored in graphic design. In 2004 I took my first "real" job at the only paper in town. I was just a temp with lots of potential, and that let to more and more hours, I spent the past 7 years devoting my time and energy to that company, at just the wrong time. The subscriber rate is high at our paper......we were voted top newspaper in  our size quite a number of years in a row. I was so happy to get my foot in the door and yet so bitter to watch it go down the drain. A family run newspaper is a gem. In the days long before I came everyone was making money, owners knew the employees names, and you would have been laughed out of the building if you thought that the newspaper was going to be non existent in the future. Things have changed.