Can the Baltics be together?
Perhaps you’ve missed by now a new copy of The
Baltic Times, the Baltics’ longest running English print publication?
From now on, we will be greeting you once a month - the digitalization of media and the growing variety of online outlets constantly push us to rethink our business model amid the new situation in the media landscape and, thence, the changes.
I personally believe they will work well for our end user - our devoted subscribers, buyers and advertisers. First of all, you’ll have a way thicker newspaper – 28 pages of mostly in house-produced articleswith the emphasis being put on analytical stuff – and that is not the end. In the publisher’s plans, there is a glossy magazine-type publication offering a lot of in-depth analysis and bringing the Baltics closer through insightful interviews with local policymakers, pundits and extraordinaries.
I am eager to turn my ear to your remarks and wishes when it comes to producing the content, so if you have any suggestions or ideas, do not hesitate to get in touch with me through the email above.
As a matter of fact, this issue of The Baltic Times gives you a glimpse into what the publication will look like in the future –it is more authentic, there is more analysis and our new four-page supplement on different markets – this time, on the Baltic real estate market - will be a thing to look for.
With the shift, we look to provide you with more panbaltic outlook like in this issue.
With the centenary anniversary of the countries’ proclamation of independence around the corner, the Baltics will certainly bring up anew the glorious events of 1918 and highlight the landmark events of the common history.
So far, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia often failed to work united and, most recently, the inability to hammer out a single approach on the future of the region’s gas infrastructure is the last example of that.
Among the other articles that I would like to recommend would certainly be Liudas Siuksteris’ account of the year’s mission to Siberia, an annual journey of a group of patriotic young Lithuanians to far-flung Siberian villages where hundreds of Lithuanians perished in exile. The fate has been the same for the Latvians and the Estonians, another common thread of Baltic history.
If the Baltics can stand united, it will be easier to tackle threats together and an enemy will be at large.