Thursday, April 16, 2009

Thursday April 16 -- Got news or an update?

If you have news or an update, leave it in comments.


Anonymous said...

I would love to know the newsstand price of the paper in each city.

Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
Daily $1.00
Sunday $2.00

Dallas Morning News:
Daily $1.00
Sunday $2.00 ($3.00 May 10)

Anonymous said...

I would love to know the newsstand price of the paper in each city...

(There, fixed it)

Me too by the way

Anonymous said...

From Kansas City

Kansas City Star:
Daily $.75
Sunday $2.00 (starting this Sunday)

Anonymous said...

Anchorage Daily News
Daily: $.75
Sunday: No one gets it on this day

Monthly: Free if you subscribe and
then cancel. They'll keep
delivering for months.
Maybe until the doors are
locked shut?

And just one observation, if you're going to jack the price, doesn't a buck make a lot more sense then 75 cents? I'd rather pay a buck than try to find change.

Anonymous said...

Zell Calls Tribune Purchase a "Mistake"

-- Sam Zell told a reporter from Bloomberg TV on Wednesday that his $8.2 billion leveraged acquisition of the Tribune Company in 2007 was a "mistake," saying he was too optimistic about the company's newspaper operation.

"By definition, if you bought something and it's now worth a great deal less, you made a mistake," Zell said. "And I'm more than willing to say that I made a mistake."

Zell also said that he's less than optimistic about the company's future, saying he doubts that anyone will be interested in merging with a newspaper company in this economic climate.

..... Funny, isn't it, that Zell can admit he goofed when buying the Tribune Co., but Gary Pruitt won't admit he goofed when buying Knight-Ridder.

Anonymous said...

More bad news for the print media. Information mags’ are quickly going to online only, and entertainment mags’ are slicing their size. $5 for a slim little glossy with airhead garbage for articles. That doesn’t sound like a good plan, and the perfume ads smell up the whole thing.
Mags’ Ad Dollars Plunged 20 Percent In First Quarter
By David Kaplan -
While Q108’s single-digit [declines set off alarms] at magazines, this year’s Q1 numbers could [set off even more panic:] the 230-plus pubs in the Publishers Information Bureau’s ranking saw a collective drop of 20.6 percent in ad dollars, while [ad pages plunged 26.1 percent.] Those number include Sunday newspaper mags, but were close to consumer mags’ drop of 20.2 percent for ad revenue and 25.9 percent fall off in pages.

Anonymous said...

@ E&P
Newsroom Employment Drops to Lowest Level since 1978

Jen: ASNE confirms with hard numbers the bleakness that was 2008. Newsroom employment dropped 11.3% to 46,700. It's the biggest decline since the organization started its census survey in 1978. I shutter to think about the numbers for 2009.

ASNE reported the salad days for newsroom employment was in 1990 -- the peak year -- with 56,900 newsroom jobs.

Check out more stats at the E&P mother ship.

Anonymous said...

Fact is that while other operating divisions were laying people off, newsroom jobs were always sacred and never got touched. The same went for Advertising sales positions. In the past year this has changed. The time finally came when there was no alternative to making staff cuts in these areas, too. If newsroom jobs had started disappearing gradually in the 1990s like jobs in other operating divisions, the 2008 fall-off would not be as steep.

Anonymous said...

Daily $0.50 ($0.75, May 4)
Sunday $1.50

Anonymous said...

Hey, Mel (?is she still editor, still?)

how's that hopey-changey feeling dragging you down now - your purported lack of interest in the real world?

some in RTP think you will apologize, but, nah - most are just glad you are gone.

your inflamatory remarks are so
"2006" --
welcome to the real world