Personally, I preferred the P-I to the Times, but I don't really see the need for two printed newspapers in a town the size of Seattle. (And that doesn't include the News Tribune, an excellent paper that covers Tacoma.) I'd tend to think if there is any place where going online-only will work, it would be here.
Holy fuck shit motherfucker shit. Read comics. Fuck shit shit fuck shit I sold out when I did my job. Fuck fuck fuck shit fuck. Sorry had to do it....
Revenge of the Sith = one thumb up from me. Fuck shit. I want to tittie fuck your ass. -- The Guinness. to Cerebus
Honesty, I understand why this is happening, but this is bad. I would perfer not to see any papers go out of print. The thing for me is that while it is more convinent and cost-efficent to have them just online, I like the fact that papers are, how do I say, existent all the time. What I medan is that once you have a paper, you can read and take it anywhere and anytime you want- the bedroom, the kitchen, a park, a stadium, on a train, in a restaurant, at the doctors office, on a airplane, etc. Without a computer or maybe a cell phone, I would think your options to view news online are much more limited.
I don't think any of the main newspapers here are in threat of extinction anytime soon. But I heard that both the Daily News and Newsday are in financial trouble. I guess that would explain how even in a down economy where lots of other products are lowering prices, both papers have raised theirs 50% for the dailies (from .50¢ to .75¢).
Why do I get the feeling that we're all going to end up with USA Today, with a local section added from a skeleton staff of local reporters?
I read an article online that laid out the inevitable failure of the daily print business, which noted that it's not newspapers that people will miss, but journalism. And the market needs to figure out a way to match future demand for journalism with talent with distribution with payment.
Before Gutenberg there were monks producing bibles in longhand... in the 1450s printing was introduced, and an entire market for popular literature was made possible, and eventually developed - only that 20/20 hindsight was a lot less clear in the 1480s. So it's entirely possible that no one has conceptualized what will replace the newspaper yet.
But it's the journalism that needs to be preserved.
Originally posted by TheOldManI read an article online that laid out the inevitable failure of the daily print business, which noted that it's not newspapers that people will miss, but journalism. And the market needs to figure out a way to match future demand for journalism with talent with distribution with payment.
Was this the article you read? I found this one to be pretty thought-provoking.
Sad day. Doesn't affect me directly (at the moment), because being a long-time, but long-distance Seahawks and Sonics fan, I had follwed team news from afar online for years and that doesn't appear to be going away (yet).
I've asked a buddy who lives in the area to pick up the last print edition for me to put with the Seahawks shrine in the mancave, and I'll drink a green beer for the print death of one of the most uniquely named newspapers from the emerald city today.
“You are going to get a certain amount of snarkiness on the Internet no matter what, and my rule is that you don't post anything that you wouldn't say to someone's face.” Marc Andreyko (Writer of DC Comic’s “Manhunter”)
Does this mean the Times will be available in the morning now? I know that people like my Dad will still read the P-I online. Hell, I'm half afraid he'll end up being a community blogger...
Did anyone else read the article and catch this:
Reporter Claudia Rowe, who wasn't drinking, said she got news of the P-I's closure in mid-exam at her obstetrician's office. Due Saturday, she said the news was a blow, even though she was expecting it.
I mean seriously... there are sometimes you shouldn't be receiving messages.
His website (harryharrison.com) is reporting that that he passed away yesterday from unknown causes. He was one of my favorite authors simply because, while he was broadly a Scifi writer, his body of work was so eclectic.