State papers ‘have a future,’ Tenn. editor says

David Roach wrote this story on March 9, 2019 for Baptist Press.

NASHVILLE (BP) — In an era of shrinking newspaper readership, Baptist state papers retain a viable path forward as “niche publications” with strong online and print presence, state paper editor Lonnie Wilkey told the Tennessee Baptist Historical Society (TBHS).

News Baptist state papers “report today is tomorrow’s history,” Baptist and Reflector editor Lonnie Wilkey told the Tennessee Baptist Historical Society. Photo by David Roach “The newspaper industry is declining, but Baptist papers still have a future,” said Wilkey, editor of Tennessee’s Baptist and Reflector newsjournal. That’s “mainly because we are niche publications … If you want to read about Tennessee Baptists, the only source you really have is the Baptist and Reflector.”

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