Journalism of Courage

Editorial: We wish you a Merry Christmas

Stella Igwe-Adesoga

We thank each and everyone of our readers and advertisers. We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and the hope of a prosperous new year.

It’s the traditional time of year to take stock, look back at what you’ve achieved and make plans for the next 12 months, so hopefully you’ll forgive me for a slightly self-indulgent look at a year in publishing.

I have to start by saying, wow what a year. As an editor I’ve never faced so many challenges and had to work so hard to succeed.

It’s no secret the publishing industry has been struggling against some very tough trading conditions and my Per Second Communications, which publishes Per Second News, is no exception.

For some years we’ve been working incredibly hard to transform ourselves from a normal news publisher into a true multi-media company.

The challenge has been to maintain the great newspapers everyone loves and, at the same time, create websites and social media platforms which can attract and excite new audiences.

I’m very proud to say we now have a bigger audience than ever before and have been more successful with your support. We are one of the GoTo for news and reports about Nigeria in Washington, especially at the Capitol Hill where we were invited to over 30 Congressional events in 2018.

This has been achieved by completely redesigning our newspapers and turning the emphasis firmly back towards community news. No-one wants to be constantly bombarded with bad news and we have worked tirelessly to bring you a better balance of news with more uplifting and celebratory stories.

At the same time we’ve been changing the way we deliver the news to you.

More people than ever now access our newspapers by logging on to our website and choose to read the news via our ever-more popular e-editions.

The changes have been incredibly well received by you, our loyal readers, and I want to thank you for your continued support for everything we’ve done in 2018.

We are eager to get your feedback on how to improve and if anyone has any stories they’d like to share with us, please don’t hesitate to email us at Info@persecondnews.com and our journalists will be in contact as soon as possible.

I hope you and yours can also look back on the last year and feel you’ve achieved success in whatever you do. Finally, thank you for reading our reports and here’s to an even better year in 2019.

Regards

Stella Igwe-Adesoga

Associate- Editor

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