New opinion page schedule part of a push for more local
Friday, March 8 we did not publish an editorial page in your San Marcos Daily Record. When I took over as Publisher on New Year’s Day I brought with me the goal of making the Record a great community newspaper. That means writing and printing as much local news as our little fingers can type.
Some days our editorial page has little or no news about San Marcos or anything written by someone from the area. There are also days when everything on the page is local, be it a column written by one of our Texas State professors, local letters to the editor or columns from myself or Rowe Ray.
Every great newspaper needs a great editorial page, but I believe it needs to be local. I have challenged our staff to see if we can generate three editorial pages a week and make them local because I think our readers want to read about people they know, more than finding out what a columnist from Boston or New York thinks.
However, what really matters is what you, the reader, wants. This is why if you agree or disagree with me I would like to hear from you. My email is email@example.com and the phone number is 392-2458.
I would also like to take this opportunity to update you on our eEdition we launched on Feb. 1. We have gained 105 subscribers since the eEdition was launched. Thirty of those subscribers asked for the eEdition only and 90 subscribers are now taking both. These days in the newspaper business these are great numbers. Complaints about the sanmarcosrecord.com asking readers to subscribe to get all the content we produce have been minimal.
Plus, if you have friends who have moved off and would love to be able to keep up with San Marcos, tell them about the eEdition and also tell them we lowered the out of area price to $88.90 per year from $244. If my Aggie math works that is a 64 percent reduction and your get the Record by 10 a.m. the day it comes out, not two weeks later when the postman shows up.
Finally, thank you for subscribing.