They say millennials don’t read newspapers, but one just bought a small-town weekly.
A 19-year-old purchased the Central Delta Argus-Sun, a weekly newspaper serving a small county east of Little Rock, Arkansas, for an undisclosed amount.
The paper, based in Brinkley, is one year older than its new owner, Hayden Taylor, who admittedly has zero experience in the news industry and no college degree. He graduated high school in 2015 before attending a small parochial college for a year.
While he told the local Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette that he’ll get some textbooks and read about journalism and the newspaper industry, his main focus will be on “how to make the bottom line work.” Oh, what a familiar line. Read more…