Dying newspapers

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Find Your Writing Niche:Newspapers are Dying

Use Social Media

I was asked recently to write a promo for an event, and I embraced the opportunity like a neophyte because I like to write about almost anything. I told the person in charge that we had to contact the newspapers in the area to notify them of this big bash. I took pictures, wrote the promo and sent it off to the newspapers.

The event got zilch coverage.

The manager, though, posted it on Facebook, and voila! Instant success.

It’s important for people who have been in the newspaper business for years to remember that newspapers are being supplanted by:

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Instagram
  • Pinterest
  • LinkedIn

And others

If you want to catch up on reigning social media sites check out these:

“Top 15 Most Popular Social Networking Sites | August 2015,” http://www.ebizmba.com/articles/social-networking-websites

“Top 15 Social Networking Sites You Should Be Using, A List of the Hottest Social Networking Sites and Mobile Apps” by Elise Moreau, Trends Expert,  http://webtrends.about.com/od/socialnetworkingreviews/tp/Social-Networking-Sites.htm

“The World’s 21 Most Important Social Media Sites and Apps in 2015 by Randy Milanovic,  http://www.socialmediatoday.com/social-networks/2015-04-13/worlds-21-most-important-social-media-sites-and-apps-2015


Article By: Jo Ann Mathews

I’ve been a professional freelance writer for several years and specialize in writing feature stories. I have more than a 1,000 bylines to my credit and have written on countless topics from autism to zoology. My columns on fashion and the Internet appeared in a Chicago area newspaper in the 90s. “Brunswick Buzz,” the column in The Sun News, the Myrtle Beach, S.C. daily, ran for seven years then “Events on the North Strand” took over in October 2013, also in The Sun News.

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