May 7, 2012

SandBoxBlogs: Glenwood Springs Post Independent "Schafer named as new publisher of Post Independent, Citizen Telegram"

What is your impression of her photo?  This new publisher of the PI and Telegram?

Does she look like the type of person who will finally have the courage to buck the cronyism and good 'ol boys and girls club in Glenwood Springs?

The kind of person who won't sell her newspaper's soul for contracts in advertising?

The kind of person who has the courage to adhere to high journalistic standards and reap the rewards of returned subscribers and respect from her communities she will be serving?

The kind of person who will hold a payroll of reporters who actually go out and report all the news?

The kind of person who believes that her publisher duties include honesty and integrity in reporting all stories including the stories that are not favorable to the powerful?  Possibly releasing all previous crony bonds and really living up to the 'Independent' in her employer's brand name?

What do you think Stephanie Schafer looks like as the next publisher of the PI and Telegram?

I am blocking your comment ability on this post so that y'all can have time to think about what you want in a potentially new era at the PI (and) to give Ms. Schafer a chance to show us all who she really is and how effective she will be in servicing the entire scope of the PI and the Telegram.

Glenwood Springs Post Independent:
"GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado — Stephanie Schafer has been named publisher of the Glenwood Springs Post Independent and The Citizen Telegram and will begin work on Wednesday, May 23.

She succeeds Jenna Weatherred, who left the newspapers May 4 to head the nonprofit Children's Health Foundation in Aspen.

Schafer was advertising and marketing director of the Greeley Tribune from 2006 through 2009. For the past three years she has been the key accounts sales leader at the Fort Collins Coloradoan. In all, she brings more than 20 years experience in the newspaper industry to her new role.

The Greeley Tribune, like the Post Independent and Citizen Telegram, is part of Swift Communications.

“We're delighted to have someone of Stephanie's capabilities take the leadership role at the Glenwood Springs and Rifle newspapers,” said Jim Morgan, general manager of Colorado Mountain News Media, of which the Post Independent and Citizen Telegram are part....." (Read more? Click title)
"Unapologetically pursuing and tracking patterns within the news others make since 2010."

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