Jim

Guess I should change the address of this blog

In Fayetteville, N.C., Smartness, The news biz on November 26, 2008 at 6:47 pm

My friend, Randy Foster, writes the epilogue to SmartNews, the coolest newspaper in North Carolina.

I hear a lot about entrepreneurism, but what it means from my experience is the ability to overcome everyone else’s low expectations. SmartNews struggled for 16 months to get a foothold in the Fayetteville market. We thought a fun, interesting, professional, interactive newspaper with good distribution and low ad rates was just the ticket for Fayetteville.

What an amazing learning experience the last two newspapers — SmartNews and, before that, Bluffton Today — have been. I feel like I oughta have a master’s degree to show for it. Thanks for everything, Randy; it was one helluva ride.

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