Mayor is em­brac­ing the fu­ture of lo­cal mast­heads

Stanthorpe Border Post - - NEWS -

“TIME stands still for no man.”

Those are the words of South­ern Downs Mayor Vic Pen­nisi as he ad­dresses the changes in lo­cal me­dia.

Cr Pen­nisi said the Stan­thorpe Bor­der Post and War­wick Daily News have been con­stants in his life and will con­tinue to be so, just in a dif­fer­ent way.

“We live in a world where ev­ery­thing is chang­ing at a rate some of us find dif­fi­cult to keep up with,” he said.

“The Bor­der Post and Daily News I’ve known all my life.

“When I was born they were there and for my whole life they’ve pro­vided me in­for­ma­tion about sport­ing events, clas­si­fieds and all the things that have gone on here over time.

“They’ve been the pre­mium com­mu­ni­ca­tion tool in my life­time.

“I’ll cer­tainly miss the print edi­tion.

“What I do to re­lax is sit in a chair and read a book or the pa­per.

“A lot of peo­ple from my era will re­late to what I’m say­ing.

“There’s no ques­tion peo­ple will adapt, but maybe peo­ple my age might not,” he said.

Cr Pen­nisi be­lieves the Bor­der Post will re­main an im­por­tant voice for the com­mu­nity go­ing for­ward.

“I think the elec­tronic ver­sion of the pa­per has a large fol­low­ing, you could ar­gue more than print,” he said.

“You’ve ei­ther got to move with the times or move out.”

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