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  • State papers 'have a future,' Tenn. editor says

    by David Roach, posted Friday, March 09, 2018 (7 months ago)

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    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).

    "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."

    Baptist papers in other states, he said, similarly serve as the main viable sources about Baptists there. Read More

  • State papers celebrate milestones, consider future

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, February 06, 2018 (8 months ago)

    Photo courtesy of The Alabama Baptist
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Milestone anniversaries of two Baptist state newspapers have occasioned reflection on the present ministry of state papers and their future role among Southern Baptists.

    The Alabama Baptist celebrated 175 years of continuous publication today (Feb. 6) with a birthday party in Marion, Ala., site of the paper's founding. North Carolina's Biblical Recorder marked 185 years of ministry Jan. 17. Read More

  • Fla. Baptist Witness to merge with state convention

    by Barbara Denman & David Roach, posted Wednesday, August 02, 2017 (one year ago)

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (BP) -- The Florida Baptist Witness' board of directors has voted to cease functioning as a cooperating ministry of the state's convention and become a ministry within the Florida Baptist Convention organization.

    The action -- approved by the board during a special called meeting Tuesday (Aug. 1) conducted via conference call -- calls for the Witness' board to dissolve its corporation at the end of the year and turn over operation of the Witness publication and online presence to the state convention.

    Messengers to the Florida Baptist State Convention in November will be given an opportunity to "affirm" the board's decision, Florida Baptist Convention executive director Tommy Green said in an online video released today (Aug. 2). Read More