Amarillo Globe-News Publisher Puts TV, Radio in Crosshairs

By: Michael Depp | NetNewsCheck

Local TV and radio broadcasters in Amarillo, Texas, consider yourselves on notice: the Amarillo Globe-News smells blood in the water and is coming after your business.

That’s because Les Simpson, publisher of the Morris Communications-owned, 30,000-circulation daily — along with a clutch of Morris papers in Conway, Arkansas and across Alaska — sees a not-distant future where local TV and radio have been just as roiled by disruptors as newspapers. Only in this future, the newspapers prevail as the highest volume purveyors of local content with the most mature digital platform.

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