The Woman Behind the Magazine

Publisher Winnie Comstock-Carlson talks business, media and the Capital Region

Back Web Only Oct 23, 2014

Recently our publisher, Winnie Comstock-Carlson, was interviewed by the Western Publishing Association on her work in media and the business community in the Capital Region. Here’s some of what she had to say:

On how Comstock’s got started: 

“Ultimately the magazine was started with pocket change (no way to start a magazine, but all I had at the time) but in my favor was the fact that I could sell enough advertising to make it work.”

On why she chose Sacramento for a business magazine: 

“…Why not Sacramento? We have some of the best to offer in almost every category—agriculture (we’re the farm-to-fork capital of the world), wonderful universities, incredible technology, a huge entrepreneurial spirit, some of the best health care and hospitals around the country, and that’s just the overview…”

On how Comstock’s has adapted to the digital age: 

“…We want to put as much into our digital product as we have always had in our print product. We believe that’s the way we’re going to attract the new, aspiring leaders of tomorrow. We re-launched our website on Aug. 1 with the ultimate goal of making ourselves more accessible online…” 

Read the rest of the interview and find out what gets our publisher out of bed each morning, the best advice she ever received, and what she has in store for the future of our publication. 

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