A paper fighting for survival

Cut-throat and new competition, lack of reliable marketing personnel, and the “global crisis” hit Bukidnon’s local newspaper over the past months.

To survive, a series of austerity waves splashed our small newsroom and over the past months it has affected operations.

Until one day, the publisher announced retrenchment or downsizing or whatever.

We will be forced to squeeze limited resources, go the extra mile, bid goodbye to some close colleagues just to stay alive.

This is the best time to do “magic” from little resources to big dreams.

“We are determined not to close shop,” the publisher told each of the employees “but we are ready to tighten the belt even tighter.”

Wherever this may lead, we hope it won’t compromise the community newspaper’s resolve to report on Bukidnon.

While there was a prospect buyer, until negotiations are “done deal” we continue to battle for survival of Bukidnon’s oldest-running newspaper.

Of course we are also excited about what new doors will open for the Central Mindanao Newswatch family.

We know this purge will only leave us on better grounds!


About mindanaw

A Journalist from Mindanao

3 responses to “A paper fighting for survival”

  1. Economist says :

    sory to write to you like this, but i could now find the contact form. I really like your blog and i was wondering if you would maybe like a link exchange with my website http://www.sayeconomy.com. It is not really that big yet as yours, since is not up so long yet, but it is gaining visitors soon and i am putting in some advertising campaign soon.

    Well let me know on info@sayeconomy.com . I would really like a link exchange.
    Thank you in advance for your reply.


  2. Hecky says :

    bay Walter,

    gi-post nako sa MINDANAOKINI http://www.mindanaokini.co.cc/
    ang imong presentation sa 2nd Mindanao Bloggers Summit

    here is the link of your discourse:

    daghang salamat 🙂

  3. mindanaw says :

    Thanks for posting it! I really appreciate it.
    If you have time please check your contact email (Mindanaokini). I sent an updated version of the presentation (with the adlibs, etc).
    Again, big thanks!
    (Also to all of you in GenSan for a great MBS2 experience).

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