If you get this newspaper in print, save it. Stick it next to your stack of VHS tapes, your Polaroid camera and your Atari.
The May 24 edition of The Clovis Independent is the last to published in print.
In an age where most people get their news from a screen — be it television, tablet, computer or smartphone — the journalism industry is changing to meet those demands.
I became the editor of this small-but-mighty publication nearly two years ago, publishing my first Editor’s Note on Aug. 12, 2015. We’ve had a good run — 93 weekly newspapers chock-full of Clovis news, to be exact.
My first story for the Independent was about local software engineer Brian Romero and his then 15-year-old son, Simon, who created graphic novels during a free eight-week course offered at Clovis Regional Library.
That front-page article might be hanging on the Romeros’ fridge, or perhaps it’s tucked away somewhere among yearbooks, certificates and trophies. It might be easier to find by conducting a quick Google search.
Gone are the days of clipping out articles and photos and mailing them to friends and family — there’s email for that. Even scrapbooking is a dying art, with most photo albums floating on a digital cloud in cyberspace.
We will continue to share community voices and bring you compelling stories about the people and businesses that make Clovis a great place to live. Instead of holding those stories between your fingers while sipping on your morning coffee, we ask you to scroll through them on our website, www.clovisindependent.com.