February 21, 2009

The Tattlesnake — No Wonder Newspapers Are Dying Off Edition

Filed under: Commentary,Opinion — Tags: , , , — RS Janes @ 8:39 am

I recently received a free copy of one of my city’s two major fishwrappers; except for the front page and inside front cover, the ‘news’ pages were dominated by ads. On several pages, three/fourths of the page was taken up by advertising with a single puny two-paragraph news item, mostly headline, stuck up in the corner, and it was usually some important story like “Mom Doesn’t Regret Octuplet Births”. On top of which, it was mostly edited wire service stuff with very little locally-generated news.


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