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Oct 13 , 2011
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Proving the naysayers wrong

By Shane Goodman Publisher/Editor

Every time I attend a newspaper publishers’ conference, I hear the same complaints about the younger generation not reading newspapers. And, every time, I point out that younger people may not be reading their newspapers, but they are reading mine. In fact, more people are reading Cityview today than ever before in the newspaper’s history, and 81 percent of our readers are between the ages of 18 and 44. The answer is in the content — giving readers what they want. The same is true for books, as much is often said about younger people not reading them. That’s not true either. Provide a younger person with content that he or she has interest in, and that book will be read, whether in a traditional or digital format.

We decided a few years ago to dedicate a cover story to reviews of books each fall, and the response has been incredible with more positive comments and feedback than we could have ever imagined. So join us in picking up a book and proving the naysayers wrong once again.

And, as always, thanks for reading. CV

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