For all of you marketing and PR pros out there, it's no big secret that in the world of print news, it's a dog eat dog type of environment. Meanwhile, countless numbers of online news portals spread across a variety of topics take shape on a daily basis, giving you a headspinning number of options for access to local, national, and international news. After reading this quick piece from the DCist prognosticating the forthcoming demise of the Washington Times and pointing out the emergence of and buzz surrounding TBD.com, it occurred to me that while Washingtontimes.com's "Riffs" section has been generous this summer with Wolf Trap show reviews, I can't remember the last time any Wolf Trap content showed up in the print edition. On the other side of the coin is the newly launched TBD.com, which has proactively called our PR department on three separate occasions seeking interviews with artists and also our CEO for a piece on the hot button industry issue of trending ticket sales.
Given all of this, I thought it'd be fun to take a quick poll to gather information on your news outlet of choice, and similarly, how you pull your news. What's your favorite publication, and why? Do you prefer the print edition or web-based version? If web-based, do you navigate directly to a .com site, or subscribe to feeds? It's exciting and also a little bit scary how anyone can basically customize the internet to suit their preferred method of information consumption. Let me know, I'm anxious to poll your responses.