At the ripe age of 15, Townhall.com adds a print editionJanuary 8, 2008
What do you do when your web site reaches “2 million people coming to the site each month, over 250 columnists, 120 partner groups, a dozen talk radio shows, and more than 4,000 grassroots bloggers.” Very simple according to the folks at Townhall.com, the conservative website launched some 15 years ago by The Heritage Foundation. Distill all that information and put in one place: a magazine named Townhall. Chuck DeFeo, Co-Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of the magazine wrote in the first issue, “The media landscape of today has grown so wide and so fast paced that it is difficult to keep up with it all. As we looked to 2008 we saw an opportunity to provide something that captures the myriad of voices and distills it into one product.” That one product is called a monthly magazine. Wow, just think, if such a product was not invented hundreds of years ago, what would the pundits write about this new product that distills and captures all kind of voices floating through the wilderness called the internet! I guess we have a tendency to forget about all the great technological inventions from paper to the magazines themselves. I have said it before and I will say it again, our problem is not with medium, it is with the content. Let us work on the content and see what wonderful results print, both magazines and newspapers can still deliver in this day and age.