#1 Posted on 3.6.05 1346.34 Reposted on: 3.6.12 1357.24
There may be no interest in this one other than myself and TheThrill, but here's an interesting read on the last day of a local newspaper. The Green Bay News-Chronicle came into existence back in 1972 due to a strike. It survived far longer than anyone gave it the chance to do. It will cease existence after today's issue.
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#2 Posted on 6.6.05 1446.23 Reposted on: 6.6.12 1446.57
FYI...Gannett (the Borg what own USA Today) have owned the Green Bay Press-Gazette, the town's oldest paper, for years now. They bought out the "little paper that could" competition, the Green Bay News-Chronicle a year or two ago.
When I was a kid, and the Press-Gazette was an evening paper, I would devour the sports on the back page of the News-Chronicle before heading off to school.
The Chron's shape was a lot easier to hold and read, too. I'll miss it. At least Gannett is giving jobs to approx. 80% of the Chron's old work force...but I wonder if Lyle Lahey, the awesome editorial cartoonist, will have work. It's not like he can supplant the Press-Gazette's equally awesome Joe Heller.
So long, newsprint competition...ye will be missed in Titletown.
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