An Inside Look at Shaw Media


Shaw Media claims to be  “the third oldest, continuously owned and operated family newspaper in the nation.” Today, Shaw Media has more than 300 employees working at 53 newspapers and magazines across Illinois and Iowa.  

Tom Shaw, who has worked at various levels within the company, is now the vice president and chief product officer. He recently led the launch of a news consolidation model called Shaw Local,  designed to better their communities that contributed to their double-digit yearly growth in reader revenues.

In this segment of E&P REPORTS, publisher Mike Blinder goes one-on-one with Shaw to learn more about how news consolidation models may benefit not just their company but the entire industry. Plus, we learn Shaw's thoughts about the industry's relationship and future with Google and Facebook, growing advertising revenue, building diversity in our newsrooms, and Shaw Media's plans for growth in the future.

Related Links:
Shaw Local, Shaw Media’s new consolidated news platform:

Shaw Media Creates Digital News Network for Northern Illinois,188311

Shaw Media’s corporate website:


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