For more than 25 years, Vin Crosbie has been one of the world’s most respected experts on media and its transformation into the digital world. Having just sold the Daily Chronicle of Willimantic, Connecticut (after 25-years of family ownership), Vin spends most of his time consulting and teaching a Master’s degree program for the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University in New York. When the Congressional Research Service briefed members of the U.S. Congress about the ongoing crisis in the nation’s newspaper industry, the first person--as well as the only academic and the only consultant--it quoted was Vin.
Over the years, Vin’s clients have included The Atlantic, the British Broadcasting Corporation, Gannett, India Abroad, Johnson & Johnson, Playboy magazine, Scientific American magazine and may others.
In this one-on-one interview with E&P Publisher Mike Blinder, Vin gives a very frank and unvarnished assessment of where the news publishing industry is today and it’s hope for survival in the years to come.