Published: March 2009
Related Topics: Editorial
Everyone these days is cutting back on their budgets in order to get through the difficult days in our economy. The Niagara Anglican is in the same position as everyone else. The time has come to begin to reduce some of our spending. The Publisher's Advisory Board (PAB) has been discussing this for months. The nature of the discussion is of course around how we can cut costs and at the same time continue to bring the Anglican Community in Niagara excellent coverage and most importantly relevant communication.
For the time being we have removed the colour on the centre pages of the paper. This doesn't save a lot of money, but it saves some money. We would use colour if there was an urgent need, but for now, we'll do without. It could well be that we will remove 4 pages in the near future. This saddens us, but the fact is that if the money is not there, we simply cannot afford to continue offering the same number of pages as we have in the past. We should point out that the Anglican Journal appeal figures have just been released. Last year (2008) Niagara Diocese netted $17.741.00. In 2007 we netted $19.415.00. This leaves us with a short fall of $1674.00.
We are also moving ahead with an "opt out of the mailing" campaign. This means that we will invite people who have internet connections to receive the paper electronically if they wish. We would then push both the journal and the Niagara Anglican to them when they are available. Not only will this save the diocese a substantial amount of money, but those who go for the electronic version will receive it some 2 weeks earlier.
At this point we are still hoping for donations to subsidize the newspaper. If you feel that you can help, please write a cheque to the Diocese of Niagara (Newspaper) and send it to: Niagara Anglican, Cathedral Place, 252 James North, Hamilton ON L8R 2L3. In the meantime we will continue to do everything we can to bring you a quality newspaper within our budget constraints.
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