Strait is right. Were there a mass transit system that I could drive to, safely leave my car, and be deposited close to the riverfront, I would be a regular user. Lots to do and see down there.
But since there isn't, I will admit that My suburban attitude requires me to be able to park close.
It is also true that my entertainment money has the same suburban attitude.
We have lots of newspapers across North Mississippi. If we need news from outside of our small towns, state and local news, we will miss the big boys. I assume the small town papers still exist because they don't have to provide excessive profit for corporations who couldn't find us on the map if they knew how to read one.
Capitalism is chewing up and spitting out American news.
There are 40,000 parking spaces downtown. Parking is not an issue unless you have the suburban attitude that you should be able to drive and park in front of every destination.
"Do you notice any parking lots in Central Park NYC, Grant Park Chicago or any other urban park in a major city? Walk or bike you fat, lazy people!"
There is a ton of parking in Grant Park. They have a commuter rail line and train station in Grant Park too. At the cost of hundreds of millions of dollars, they have built a park over the top of all of them.
Half of NYC doesn't even have a car as they have great public transportation. less need to park - especially at NYC prices . Oh my.
Best wishes to Phil Stukenborg. He's been covering local sports for the CA since I was in high school (over 30 years ago)! :(
Thank God we still have:
1.) The Memphis Flyer
2.) The Daily News
3.) The Memphis Business Journal
4.) The Tri-State Defender
Support your local journalists. It's a freedom thing.
Does Gannett own ALL of the newspapers in Tennessee? It sounds dangerously close to that. Good thing we have the Flyer to give us actual news.
It was only a matter of time. We basically have one newspaper for the entire state and most of Mississippi as well. I've gotten tired of skipping over half the copy because it's East Tennessee human interest stories or sports. And most of the rest is like reading USA Today. No local hs sports or student stories. Well, guess I read something different in the mornings. Best wishes to those who lost their jobs. We will miss you all.
Did Gannett screw them out of their severance?
Read the full text of the message from the publisher of the Tennessean, who is also the president of Gannett's Tennessee network. She could benefit from the work of a good copy editor.
The paper is not getting better but worst.
Q: Who even reads this obama-deifying birdcage liner?
Donahue?? He's an institution!
That's the end of the CA for me. The absolute death knell. If I need to know something from the CA I'll ask someone who still subscribes to look it up for me.
If I can find anyone.
Getwell and Cooper are in pretty desperate shape.
Hopefully they will get utility companies to do their work BEFORE they repave. ... planning is good
Bottom line: Albeit somewhat slower regarding the "printed press", the Internet changed everything (hey, old habits are hard to break).
Yeah, when there were only one or two newspapers and three televised news networks available to folks, well, media constructed and maintained a captive market (much like RV refrigerators).
Ain't that way now.
To quote Mark Collie, "Like a record made of wax, she's never comin' back".
@ SS - The best writers producing local color have been laid off, and that space filled by empty national content no different than USA Today. That's what I meant.
OakTree, aside from the use of national wire stories, what do you mean by the newspaper being written someplace else? I must have missed that revelation...Regardless, this is yet another sad day for journalism in Memphis.
OK, so if I have my information correct, the Commercial Appeal is written someplace else, edited someplace else, layout is done someplace else, and it's printed someplace else. Have I missed anything?
How is this even a Memphis newspaper anymore?
When your newspaper lays you off, it's like losing a limb. Not to mention, the workload on the remaining reporters doubles and triples. And how will Memphis have a daily newspaper with such a skeletal staff? Sickened by this news, but I salute the Flyer for staying on top of this. My heart goes out to my colleagues at 495 Union. We were a family, and families stick together. And incidentally, commenter "Long Duck Dong," how many daily papers did you get out with your juvenile fake name?
Jill Piper, CA Alum (10 years' service)
Holly Hortman Weber was laid off according to her Facebook
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