Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Big Changes Coming to OC Register

Terry Horne, the new publisher of The Orange County Register, is betting on free community newspapers, expanded Web offerings and a smaller Register newspaper to help the company weather falling ad revenue and declining circulation.

The three-pronged approach is an acknowledgment that the old newspaper business model – based on a one-size fits all newspaper – is no longer viable, Horne said in his first interview since becoming publisher in September.

"The Register has to become a 21st century business," Horne said. "We can't have the same model that worked 10 years ago." [Click for MORE]

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