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Connections: Rochester's new digital newspaper, the Rochester Beacon


Rochester has a new newspaper, of sorts: the Rochester Beacon, a digital publication which launched last week. The Beacon aims to "build a stronger Rochester by serving as a source of and forum for ideas and perspectives that are rooted in intellectual openness and drive informed public action."

We explore who's behind it, and whether it can survive in a challenging world of  journalism. Our guests:

  • Alex Zapesochny, publisher of the Rochester Beacon 
  • Paul Ericson, executive editor of the Rochester Beacon 
  • Smriti Jacob, managing editor of the Rochester Beacon 
  • Kent Gardner, opinion editor for the Rochester Beacon