More changes ahead for LSJ staff, readers

Nov 10, 2014

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Technological change is continually reshaping the media landscape. It’s been forcing those of us in the media to adopt new ways of communicating news and information. That evolution has been especially challenging in the newspaper world. While publishers are hopeful that modest rises in online advertising and revenue will continue, a multi-year trend of overall declining ad revenue continues. According to the Pew Research Journalism Project, it dropped another 2.6-percent in 2013 compared to the previous year.

These changes have been noticeable locally. Last Sunday, Lansing’s paper of record, the State Journal, announced its newsroom will be shrinking, not for the first time.

The LSJ is embarking on several editorial and operational changes, including fewer editors and more “self directed” reporters.

Current State host Mark Bashore talks with the Lansing State Journal’s Managing Editor, Stephanie Angel.