The Haveman Media Empire will need to hire a new President after I retire. Where would you take the company and why? What would you do with our various media enterprises to ensure their future success?
I would take the company to maybe a new level, like trying to integrate both the World Wide Web in a unique way and to also try and keep the newspaper around but maybe adding things onto it. I’m someone who wants to get people intrigued and astounded by what I try to do and I want the readers to feel like they are part of the chronicle family like putting in their works of writing or perhaps they could send in questions where people will have. Creat a space to write their answer if they want to. I think the goal for me would to just try to include everyone or a lot of people showing that the public can’t also make a great story and editorials like the people working at the place. Also, to make sure we don’t go out of business or let anything go, I would make sure to spread the word about what we do and how much pride we take in our writing to the public, people want to know what they read is as close to the truth as it can be and that the people writing or shooting what we are doing have a sense of truth to them, because when people believe in something strong enough, anything can blossom and become something big and widely known.
First off, I would just like to thank you for the confidence that one of us may have the potential to fill your shoes.
The Haveman Chronicle has been around for over 180, making it the longest family-owned media empire ever. The techniques, dreams, and tenacity that Mr. Albert and Edward Haveman had are what built this company from the ground up, and made it what it is today. They never said no to possible opportunities, they took calculated risks, and most of all, they had a passion for their work.
If I were to be chosen as the next President of this unique and wonderful company, I would hold true to their values, seeking out the next big media outlet and making our company more streamlined for subscribers, listeners, and viewers. This may mean dropping some of our older methods (such as our newspaper) in the future, but I believe it would be for the best, being that that medium is slowly fading as it is. I would also honor your wish that the Haveman Media Empire would remain in private hands and not succumb to corporate buy-outs. The personality and reputation this company has earned is worth much more than the possibility of losing it to the hustle and bustle of corporate affairs.
I think that the paper would be taken into a new and different direction. We would do flashy to draw more attention and increase readership. We would think outside the box when it come to the types of stories that are written about and how they are written. With the way the world is evolving into digital everything, the paper would also go further into the digital world. Bring on the webisodes about the now and future. We will provide the people with the information that they didn’t even know they needed to know. while other papers are reporting on todays news we will be reporting what’s to come.
I would make sure that our various media enterprises adapt to the changes happening in the media world around us. If we do not adapt to our media environment, and to that of our consumers, we will not last, and we will disappear. But with adaptation comes the risk of losing our integrity and uniqueness that our readers/audience find refreshing. By ensuring we still hold certain traditional values, especially with regards to the content we display and how we communicate them to the public, we can plan on having a long life ahead of us, in the mass communications spectrum. Though we might have to tweak our content, or add new formats and ways of promotion and advertising, the most important thing we have to keep in mind is that if we keep our audience informed on not only the changes we are making, but why we are making them, they will, mostly, forgive any transgressions we might inadvertently make in theprocess.
I think media needs a revolution. Honestly, I’d like to make a few changes. Everybody nowadays sees media as a fishy entity… You can’t trust the media. I’d like to change our empire in order to set higher standards for the rest of the enterprises out there. Unbiased, real journalism is what I’m thinking of. The consumer shapes the media, yes, but I believe that the media shapes the consumer even more. It is extremely important that we remind people what journalism should be about. Let’s move forward into an honest empire, where we not only give other people the chance to read what happened, see what happened, etc., but we also give voices from all facets of a situation the chance to get out there. I think it’s important to hear all sides of a story in order to form the best opinion possible of the situation. There are a lot of “newsworthy” events that aren’t being covered and a lot of non-newsworthy events that are. Let’s bring back journalism into /all/ media: television, newspapers, websites, novels, movies, etc. In a world that seems to be getting pretty messy (politically, socially, economically), this is important.
Let’s find a balance between new and old age technology. Let’s utilize the internet, while taking advantage of the amazing array of benefits that older technologies still offer us. Combining difference media (convergence) is inevitable and necessary to survive in this technological world. However, let’s do it the right way. I believe we can have a positive impact on the people, and show them not only a way to think critically, but also to live their lives instead of being completely consumed by thoughtless, manipulative media sources.
The Haveman Chronicle (Summer)
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