Patrick Berry on Local Media Ownership

Westfield native Patrick Berry purchased the Westfield News in 2011 from a Washington, DC-based corporation, returning it to local ownership after many years. Since buying the paper he’s done many interesting things to it, including opening a café called “the Press Room” in its downtown Westfield offices, where he broadcasts a weekly radio show.

Connecting Point’s Tony Dunne talked with Patrick about the ins and outs of local media ownership, the future of print, and the need for community-based voices in an ever-changing media environment.