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Singleton Tells Newspaper Leaders: 'Discard Our Arrogance'

Magazine article Editor & Publisher

Singleton Tells Newspaper Leaders: 'Discard Our Arrogance'

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MediaNews Group CEO William Dean Singleton urged newspaper executives at the World Newspaper Congress in Sweden to "discard our arrogance" and focus more on what the reader needs, according to the Denver Business Journal.

Singleton, whose newspaper holdings include The Denver Post and San Jose Mercury News, "sounded a warning to his battered industry, saying it should prepare to move to a new business model that embraces the Internet while not giving up on the core print product," the Journal reported.

"Once and for all, we're going to have to quit writing and editing for each other and write and edit for that consumer out there," he said, according to the report, which added that he "chided newspaper people who 'fondly remember the past as if it will suddenly reappear' in his remarks at Monday's opening session."

"It's time to get over it and move to a print model that matches the times," Singleton said, according to reports from the conference. "In an era when many large newspaper chains are selling off properties or spinning off divisions in the face of steep revenue declines, Singleton's privately held MediaNews has been busy acquiring newspapers in recent years, including several in California," the Journal stated. …

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