Fri January 2, 2015

Hen Subscription Contest boosted newspaper readership in Madisonville, Texas

Henry B. Fox, publisher of the Madisonville Meteor, used chickens to boost his subscriber base.
Credit Courtesy Gary Borders

One of my main jobs as a publisher is to sell newspapers. That might appear blindingly obvious to most folks. But on many occasions throughout my four decades in this business, readers upset with a story will say, accusingly, “You’re just trying to sell newspapers.” That always struck me as akin to telling a car dealer, “You’re just trying to sell cars.” Well, duh.

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Fri September 13, 2013

Gary Borders: Remembering quintessential newspaperman Bill Martin

Commentator Gary Borders pays tribute to a late newspaper publisher who was happiest when he heard the press rumble under his feet.

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