Biz Times Milwaukee publisher: Original vision hasn’t changed
Biz Times Milwaukee publisher Dan Meyer spoke with his daughter, Maredithe Meyer, a reporter at Biz Times, about the publication’s success during its 25th anniversary.
Here is an excerpt:
How does your original vision for the publication compare to what BizTimes is today?
Dan: “Twenty-five years ago, we were originally a monthly, tabloid-size, news-print magazine. The direction hasn’t changed. What’s changed is technology – who would ever say that we could compete with anybody in our market, anybody nationally, for news stories to get out in five minutes, 10 minutes, instantly? What’s probably changed more is we’ve become, in the last 15 years, a news organization. As a monthly magazine, you can’t be a news organization, but because of the daily deployment of content, we’re a news organization as much as we are anything else.
“The original intent of the magazine hasn’t changed – that’s to be informational, to provide trend analysis, operational insights for business owners, decision-maker-level CEO-types of people in businesses in all industries to have more information to make better decisions to run and grow their companies. That’s never changed. So we’re doing all that with the print magazine, with our events, virtual or in-person, and in addition to that we have news – breaking news, news as it’s happening – all housed on our website. … The mission has never changed, it’s continued to be … ‘roll up your sleeves, let’s work together with the business community to grow this region, build better leaders, build better businesses, and build a better community.’”
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