CBC: ‘People trust us’: Manitoba’s youngest newspaper publisher confident print isn’t dead

 

Editor’s (Kevin Slimp) note: I met this young man two weeks ago, while attending the press convention in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He comes from solid newspaper stock. I was thrilled to see this interview just now from CBC

 

While many people his age turn to the internet and social media to find their news, Micah Waddell is moving in a decidedly different direction.

The 21-year-old just bought a newspaper.

“I saw it as an opportunity to serve a community,” said Waddell of his decision to take over operations of the Rivers Banner, a career move he admits isn’t exactly one he’d planned for.

 

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