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Comment Archives: Stories: News

Re: “Down by the Riverside

@TJones

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.

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Posted by ArlingtonPop on 03/28/2017 at 10:39 PM

Re: “NEW UPDATE (More Names Added): More Layoffs Hit The Commercial Appeal

Glenn Munson,
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.

Posted by CL Mullins on 03/28/2017 at 10:34 PM

Re: “Down by the Riverside

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.

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Posted by TJonesMfs on 03/28/2017 at 10:00 PM

Re: “Down by the Riverside

"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.

Posted by datGuy on 03/28/2017 at 9:50 PM

Re: “NEW UPDATE (More Names Added): More Layoffs Hit The Commercial Appeal

Best wishes to Phil Stukenborg. He's been covering local sports for the CA since I was in high school (over 30 years ago)! :(

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Posted by williamthewebb on 03/28/2017 at 9:33 PM

Re: “NEW UPDATE (More Names Added): More Layoffs Hit The Commercial Appeal

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.

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Posted by OakTree on 03/28/2017 at 9:24 PM

Re: “NEW UPDATE (More Names Added): More Layoffs Hit The Commercial Appeal

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.

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Posted by Janice Ingram on 03/28/2017 at 9:16 PM

Re: “NEW UPDATE (More Names Added): More Layoffs Hit The Commercial Appeal

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.

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Posted by Glenn Munson on 03/28/2017 at 8:42 PM

Re: “NEW UPDATE (More Names Added): More Layoffs Hit The Commercial Appeal

Did Gannett screw them out of their severance?

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Posted by B on 03/28/2017 at 8:41 PM

Re: “New Plan for Commercial Appeal To Be Unveiled Wednesday

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.

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Posted by Ken Garland on 03/28/2017 at 8:33 PM

Re: “New Plan for Commercial Appeal To Be Unveiled Wednesday

The paper is not getting better but worst.

Posted by Melvin Greth on 03/28/2017 at 8:20 PM

Re: “NEW UPDATE (More Names Added): More Layoffs Hit The Commercial Appeal

Q: Who even reads this obama-deifying birdcage liner?

A: You.

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Posted by Michele Somers Cullen on 03/28/2017 at 7:33 PM

Re: “NEW UPDATE (More Names Added): More Layoffs Hit The Commercial Appeal

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.

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Posted by Michele Somers Cullen on 03/28/2017 at 7:30 PM

Re: “City Wants Input on Road Projects, Bike Lanes

great

Getwell and Cooper are in pretty desperate shape.

Hopefully they will get utility companies to do their work BEFORE they repave. ... planning is good

Posted by datGuy on 03/28/2017 at 7:28 PM

Re: “NEW UPDATE (More Names Added): More Layoffs Hit The Commercial Appeal

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".

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Posted by Nightcrawler on 03/28/2017 at 6:35 PM

Re: “NEW UPDATE (More Names Added): More Layoffs Hit The Commercial Appeal

@ 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.

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Posted by OakTree on 03/28/2017 at 6:32 PM

Re: “NEW UPDATE (More Names Added): More Layoffs Hit The Commercial Appeal

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.

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Posted by Strait Shooter on 03/28/2017 at 6:05 PM

Re: “NEW UPDATE (More Names Added): More Layoffs Hit The Commercial Appeal

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?

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Posted by OakTree on 03/28/2017 at 5:13 PM

Re: “NEW UPDATE (More Names Added): More Layoffs Hit The Commercial Appeal

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)

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Posted by Jill Piper on 03/28/2017 at 5:08 PM

Re: “NEW UPDATE (More Names Added): More Layoffs Hit The Commercial Appeal

Holly Hortman Weber was laid off according to her Facebook

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Posted by Eric Janssen on 03/28/2017 at 4:19 PM

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