We live in an era where everyone is a journalist, AL.com columnist Roy S. Johnson said at Alabama Media Professionals’ Sept. 12 meeting, and, overall, he thinks that’s a good thing.
“Everybody's got a phone,” Johnson said. “Everybody's got a device. And so the challenge is filtering through the noise, filtering through what's real and what’s just people spouting. So it's a challenging time and it’s is a great time. I look at it as a positive. There are no more secrets. Ima
Investing resources in digital platforms is important for print-media outlets. But executives of most large newspapers are still talking about the value of their traditional products, Barnett Wright, executive editor of The Birmingham Times Media Group, told Alabama Media Professionals members at the group’s monthly meeting Aug. 10.
“We hear that print is dead, and I just don’t believe that,” Wright said during a presentation about digital vs. print. “If you put out a good