So what’s the future hold?
“I think print media will successfully migrate to mobile devices [smartphones and tablets], then evolve to hardware like directly connected reader devices,” he says. “I'm certain that information will become even more integrated into people's lives.
“Look at how some popular websites have become such enormous parts of our daily existence. People will want ‘their’ news without having to dig for it, and it will be delivered via platforms they find most convenient.”
The sky’s the limit, he says, adding, “In my industry, there are so many creative, intelligent people working on all aspects of these questions.”
When he needs a break from his work, McChesney, who is divorced, turns to three primary interests: flying, photography (natch) and Bailey, his 16-year-old daughter.
“I'm currently fulfilling a lifelong dream and completing my pilot's license,” he notes. “Of course, I still actively explore photography and the new forms of visual media.
“But my daughter is the top of my list. She's a talented musician, a scholar and expert horsewoman, and she's about to enter college. I'm very lucky to have such a rewarding personal life on top of a successful business.”
Notice that golf did not make the cut. (No pun intended.)
Ray Moscowitz of Bloomington is a retired newspaper executive and former publisher of the Peru Tribune. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.