Youngest newspaper publisher in Manitoba confident print isn’t dead

A 21-year-old just bought a newspaper. Yes. You read that correctly.

Michah Waddell took over as publisher and editor of the Rivers Banner newspaper, in Manitoba, last month. He is the province’s youngest newspaper publisher, writes CBC News.

“I saw it as an opportunity to serve a community,” said Waddell of his decision to take over operations of the Rivers Banner.

At the moment, he has one part-time employee who watches the office and helps to sell ads, but other than that everything else is done by the young publisher.

“The communities that have lost their newspapers … they miss it — it’s a great source of information — community calendars and just local stories and such,” he said.