Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Tuesday Jan. 13 -- Got news or a question?

If you have news or a question, leave it in comments.


Anonymous said...

This article is so cool. It is written in the Netherlands. Perhaps this Dutchman is right, the best way to end the newspaper business is to declare it an environmental hazard. The deadwood media must have a huge carbon footprint to attack. How about grounding any newspaper delivery vehicle that is not a hybrid? At the very least an article like this confirms that newspapers are DOA in some other countries.
-Quit your newspaper, euthanize a dead tree media dinosaur-

I don’t believe in using [physical resources] to convey something as [ephemeral] as the news anymore. Yes, paper has a ‘better feel’, but I don’t think your [outdated dead tree fethishism] is a good excuse to [impose on the environment] as you do.

I think physical newspapers both free and not [should be taxed] to make some amends for the [environmental damage they cause.]

So no paper news for me and good riddance.


Anonymous said...


Miami Herald Raises Prices, Blames Higher Costs
First Price Increase In Miami-Dade In 18 Years
New Price 50 Cents Weekdays, $1.25 Sundays
Price Increase Almost 43%

Anonymous said...

At Sentinel Watch:

“Some newspapers deliver the newspaper free or at reduced cost to employees. You'll know you're really in trouble if you lose this benefit.”

Anonymous said...

Anon 9:59 - we lost that benefit a couple of years ago at my paper. In fact, the employee discount isn't even as good as the discount some local business employees get. For example, the employees of the local university get a much better rate than newspaper employees do!

Anonymous said...

Anon. 10:44
No free rag!
Did anyone care? Was that considered a benefit, or even a tiny perk? Man, I not believing that caused any heartburn. Am I wrong?

Anonymous said...

Anon 12:35 - I guess it was considered a perk. Not a lot of people were upset - and not a lot of people continued getting the paper at a price after that either. For a long time there were extra copies in the bldg so you could still grab a copy for free. In the past year I have noticed those racks have gone away and it's increasingly hard to find a copy of the paper - AT THE PAPER! Oh well, I read it online anyways. :)

Anonymous said...

The Star-Telegram officially announced that it's going to share its major sports beats with the Dallas Morning News.