BOWIE (KFDX/KJTL) — The City of Bowie and the mayor are celebrating the 100th anniversary of a longtime publication with a proclamation: July 15 is the working day to rejoice Bowie News’ 100th anniversary.
It is not every single day newspaper corporations strike their 100th anniversary of masking and composing tales for the general public.
“100 decades when I purchased the company, I guess 11 several years back, I started out wanting, I said, ‘When do we transform our mission assertion?’” CEO of Bowie Information Michael Winter stated. “‘Published devoid of concern of favors since 1922’, and when I bought, I start off looking, I go, ‘Wow, we are likely to have 100 yrs.’”
It was in February of 1922 when Robert Murphy printed the 1st neighborhood newspaper, recognised back then as the “Bowie Booster,” and given that then, the enterprise has worked for many years to hold their newspaper alive.
“There’s under no circumstances been a superior newspaper that was broke, and there never ever was a broke newspaper that was any fantastic, and so the greater part of my time I used on items that most publishers do not,” Winter season reported. “I put in it on earnings and circulation and factors like that, know how to establish audiences, also we are usually seeking to make other market programs.”
Creativity is one particular of the factors that inspires Wintertime to keep including more into the small business and keep attracting their viewers with their newspaper and publications.
“This corporation is not just the newspaper,” Winter season said. “The newspaper is celebrating 100 many years, but this company you know has a few publications I custom made publish: Publish Oak Media, and so all of that is kinda a person of the issues that attracts me to the small business due to the fact it permits me to be inventive.”
For a long time, Bowie Information has covered vital stories from elections to sports, neighborhood information and most just lately, the pandemic, anything Wintertime said even by way of the troubles they have confronted, he’s actually proud of the workforce of editors and their achievements.
“We could not do it if we did not have a great crew that was committed to accomplishing the wonderful perform just about every solitary working day,” Winter season stated. “If you glimpse at the knowledge we got, I imply yet again, Barbara Eco-friendly has been in this business enterprise as prolonged I been, and I necessarily mean, just many years that are committed to the small business.”
The celebration will proceed via the rest of this yr, with functions and selling prices that visitors can take gain of.