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RGJ editor discusses digital news evolution at May luncheon

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Free is a lousy business model for the news business. That’s the message Reno Gazette-Journal (RGJ) Executive Editor Beryl Love will deliver Wed., May 30, at the monthly luncheon sponsored by the Sierra Nevada Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America luncheon (www.prsareno.org).

RGJ and RGJ Media have undergone significant transformations in recent years – most recently toward a new emphasis on local news content and paid subscriptions for online news. Love will discuss RGJ’s evolution into the digital news world and what these new changes mean for the northern Nevada news market. The luncheon is at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The cost is $20 for members of PRSA, AD2 and AMA. For non-members, the event is $30. The student price is $15. Attendees must pre-register online at www.prsareno.org.

As executive editor, Love has led the newsroom’s transformation from a traditional, print-focused operation to a “local information center” that delivers news and information across multiple print and digital platforms. Under his leadership, RGJ.com rose to one of the top-10 newspaper websites in the nation for local audience reach, according to rankings by Nielsen and Media Audit.

Love has been with the Gannett Co., parent company of RGJ, for 13 years. Prior to joining the Gazette-Journal in the fall of 2006, he worked at the Cincinnati Enquirer, where he held several newsroom positions and developed new publications and websites as general manager of the Enquirer’s magazine division.

In the community, Love is an active member of St. Anthony Greek Orthodox Church in Reno and serves on the board of the Nevada Area Council, Boy Scouts of America. Love is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati. He resides in Reno with his wife, Wendy, and their 6-year old son, William.

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