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    DM Register

    Laid off 56 more today. I guess that is no longer news.



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    Re: DM Register

    Quote Originally Posted by smittyclone View Post
    Laid off 56 more today. I guess that is no longer news.
    56 or 36? blamed it on the "recession". Might as well blame that, and not yourself, I guess.



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    Re: DM Register

    I blame Jamie Pollard...



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    Re: DM Register

    As long as rekha basu is still working there, they fired someone else too early. Still think she shouldve faced the chopping block long before duffy.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CyPride View Post
    56 or 36? blamed it on the "recession". Might as well blame that, and not yourself, I guess.
    Maybe it has to due with the fact there isnt much to read in the paper. Add to that the fact the paper is our of touch with most of the state and their opinion shows when the write stories.


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    Or perhaps it's that the content is all free on the internet and it's pretty pointless to spend a quarter on something you can get for free.

    Until newspapers start to charge for their on-line editions, they will keep losing money.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclone62 View Post
    Or perhaps it's that the content is all free on the internet and it's pretty pointless to spend a quarter on something you can get for free.

    Until newspapers start to charge for their on-line editions, they will keep losing money.
    While i completely agree with this, I also find it hilarious that a lot of people that use this excuse also find spare change as a nuisance and just leave it....

    At the same time, there is also a certain calming feeling about being able to read your paper over the breakfast table. When I get to that point in my life (pleas God, be soon) I think I will pay that $.25


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclone62 View Post
    Or perhaps it's that the content is all free on the internet and it's pretty pointless to spend a quarter on something you can get for free.

    Until newspapers start to charge for their on-line editions, they will keep losing money.
    Someone in the industry is going to have to come up with an innovative way to transform themselves. Otherwise, they are going to end up going the route of the horse and buggy.



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    Re: DM Register

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson83 View Post
    As long as rekha basu is still working there, they fired someone else too early. Still think she shouldve faced the chopping block long before duffy.

    This.


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    Re: DM Register

    This is happening to newpapers everywhere around the nation. I had a guy I know who is a reporter for the local newspaper explain the situation. Like 10 years back, when the newspaper business was good, the big newspapers (NY times, Chicago Tribune, etc.) went around and bought up all the smaller market newspapers. Now, they're all going bankrupt. The only newspapers still making any money are the privately owned ones.



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    Re: DM Register

    I do like to have a physical newspaper to read, even though I read online as things are happening, it's nice to kick back with a paper and generally I read more thoroughly for whatever reason.



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    Re: DM Register

    Just like magazines, its not subscription costs that create newspaper revenue, its ad costs. As readership has gone down, both in print and online, they can't charge as much. Why has readership gone down? You can form your own conclusions


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    Newspapers and magazines are environmentally irresponsible in this day and age. Oh the irony.



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    Re: DM Register

    Quote Originally Posted by wartknight View Post
    Just like magazines, its not subscription costs that create newspaper revenue, its ad costs. As readership has gone down, both in print and online, they can't charge as much. Why has readership gone down? You can form your own conclusions
    I actually get Time magazine, and a few weeks ago they revealed that local newspapers have a lower customer satisfaction level than cell phone companies, which almost always have the lowest customer satisfaction.

    Newspapers were doing well when internet ad revenue was decent. Now that there isn't nearly as much money in that they are really taking a big hit.




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    Re: DM Register

    You can't sell a paper that isn't worth it's weight in buttwad. Just as well shut the doors if they are depending on the likes of me.



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