Is the newspaper industry dying or committing suicide? The CA has gone downhill since USA Yesterday took over, now they they are driving it off a cliff.
Allow me to link to Steve Ross at VIBINC with a solid post about the situation.
@Oak - thanks for your compassion. You're a visionary, which is why Mom liked you best.
@Alexandra - I didn't know about that. Thank you.
@CL - The immanent victory by default of LDD over his ideological adversaries has left an empty spot where his hostility should be. It's disconcerting to him. We should try to be understanding.
I think the business model assume a base level of circulation that is sufficient for ad revenue.
That's some hard on you have for Wendi Thomas. Married man are ya?
Don't forget to sample the breadth of varietals at Memphis Ass Farm.
The Memphis Business Journal is not what it was. Nor is it what it what it was supposed to be after it was sold to American Cities, but that was due to the unfortunate death of their visionary. But the other 3 that you mention are fantastic!
To be fair, Memphis ass is pretty hot...
Wendi Thomas: call the CA; your devotees & sycophants need you.
Walter Winchell, Mike Royko, Art Buchwald, William Safire, & Jimmy Breslin scream in disbelief at how this mighty & revered institution has fallen into the incompetent, biased & spiteful hands of David Waters & Tonyaa Weathersbee. Oh, the humanity.
The idea, is to extract any profit which the CA makes from our population, and send it to other places. We should not support this business model.
Well, I'm sure Hollingsworth will get a nice fat check after this. Sickening. How can they expect Memphians to keep supporting them after this?
Looks like a class-action age-discrimination lawsuit waiting to happen. Just sayin...
You couldn't pay me to read this paper anyway. You can get any news worth seeing on channels 3, 5 and 13 websites for free.
I don't really care about the grizzlies, but this was really good.
I remember the days of taking theatre press releases to Bob Jennings. And waiting on edge for our play reviews. And if you had a really nice party, it might get a write up and photo. No such humanity presently graces the columns.
Kevin, you, Matt, and Chris are my Grizz breakdown holy trinity. That being said, all three of you take this stuff a bit too seriously. I don't really care how the Grizz culture affects society and the future of mankind. Just wanna breakdown of how we can possibly win our first round series (confindent you three writers could give me the best content on that matter). You guys won't; however, and seem lost in some game to both one-up and pat eachothers back as you wax poetic about the intricacies of the Grizz culture, grit n grind era, blah, blah
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.
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