Stop in to see us on Main Street
Published 11:47 am Thursday, August 22, 2019
After more than 150 years, The Interior Journal is still right here in downtown, focused on the critical mission of informing our community.
In fact, the IJ is reaching more people than ever in the newspaper’s storied history; in today’s age of “fake” news and misinformation that could arguably be considered more important than ever.
The ways we reach readers continues to expand, even as the need for a large brick-and-mortar structure has diminished. Barely a week goes by that someone doesn’t tell us they thought we had moved or closed.
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Nope, we are right here at 301 W. Main St., where we have been for a couple of years.
It is a confluence of factors, locally and national, that feed this misconception about the demise of the newspaper industry.
Certainly, we face a host of challenges as the business model continues to evolve and change. No one is denying that. Many other businesses deal with this as well, but those stories don’t seem to garner the same level of attention.
Much of the doom and gloom tied to our industry stems from the hurdles faced by larger metropolitan newspapers that compete with cable news channels.
We couldn’t be more different.
One of the biggest factors confusing people about the IJ is that we have moved several times in recent years, but have found a great home at the corner of Main and Somerset streets.
The IJ moved to allow for real estate development downtown, focusing our time, energy and resources on producing the best community newspaper possible.
Will we always be in this building? Who knows? The newspaper has moved in the past and may do so at some point in the future.
What we can guarantee is we will always make decisions about our location — and everything else — through the lens of what best serves our readers and best equips us to achieve our mission of being the best community newspaper in Kentucky.
So, come in and see us. Give us a call. Tell your friends and neighbors. The Interior Journal is still here and going strong.
Michael Caldwell is publisher of The Interior Journal. He can be reached at (859) 469-6452 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.