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Re: The Print Media Thread (Books, Magazines, Newspapers, etc.)
« Reply #30 on: October 29, 2008, 11:44:32 AM »
Maybe not the best thread but since it originated from the Journal...

Should I really be shocked? Well I was. Earlier in the week was reading the WSJ and there was an article about Trophy Kids and the Millennial generation. Just googled and found article at http://www.careerjournal.com/article/SB122455219391652725.html

Youngsters demanding jobs shape to their life style vs. having to buck up and get things done as your employer wants them done. I know times change and often for the better but this surprised me. Why do employers let it happen? Too costly to train new people? Are the kids really brighter than the majority of the unemployed seeking work? Hell no!

this is hardly surprising - look at how we behave in everyday society! can't stand to wait in lines, run people over because we're not looking when we step off the train because we're on our cellphones. we feel entitled to other people's space for the mere reason that we exist. why shouldn't the milliennials feel entitled to promotions and other benefits merely for showing up to work?

i think the millennials are rubbing off on the rest of us. or maybe we're just struggling to keep up? either way, everyone needs to be checked, imho.

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Re: The Print Media Thread (Books, Magazines, Newspapers, etc.)
« Reply #31 on: February 27, 2009, 01:29:30 PM »
Sad day in Denver: Scripps is closing the Rocky Mountain News--today is their final edition.
http://www.rockymountainnews.com/

Denver was one of only a few cities left with two major dailies, but I think we're going to see a few towns with no dailies by the time this recession is done. And I truly hope San Francisco is not one of them.
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Re: The Print Media Thread (Books, Magazines, Newspapers, etc.)
« Reply #32 on: February 27, 2009, 01:37:03 PM »
Sad day in Denver: Scripps is closing the Rocky Mountain News--today is their final edition.
http://www.rockymountainnews.com/

Denver was one of only a few cities left with two major dailies, but I think we're going to see a few towns with no dailies by the time this recession is done. And I truly hope San Francisco is not one of them.

if the Chron goes under, there's still (for better or worse -- mostly worse) the Examiner, which is now owned by a deep-pocketed Christian gazillionaire. But yeah, I'm rooting for the Chron to stay alive.
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Re: The Print Media Thread (Books, Magazines, Newspapers, etc.)
« Reply #33 on: February 27, 2009, 02:32:31 PM »
Sad day in Denver: Scripps is closing the Rocky Mountain News--today is their final edition.
http://www.rockymountainnews.com/

Denver was one of only a few cities left with two major dailies, but I think we're going to see a few towns with no dailies by the time this recession is done. And I truly hope San Francisco is not one of them.

if the Chron goes under, there's still (for better or worse -- mostly worse) the Examiner, which is now owned by a deep-pocketed Christian gazillionaire. But yeah, I'm rooting for the Chron to stay alive.

Lately the Examiner has had people on the street in downtown SF forcing Examiners on people in the morning.  "Free Examiner", they say, pushing a paper at you.  Isn't it already free?

Anyway, I sincerely hope the Chron can hold on.  Our household still subscribes, though I am more likely to go to sfgate.com than read the actual paper (but my roommate still reads it). 
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Re: The Print Media Thread (Books, Magazines, Newspapers, etc.)
« Reply #34 on: February 27, 2009, 04:28:12 PM »
Sad day in Denver: Scripps is closing the Rocky Mountain News--today is their final edition.
http://www.rockymountainnews.com/

Denver was one of only a few cities left with two major dailies, but I think we're going to see a few towns with no dailies by the time this recession is done. And I truly hope San Francisco is not one of them.

if the Chron goes under, there's still (for better or worse -- mostly worse) the Examiner, which is now owned by a deep-pocketed Christian gazillionaire. But yeah, I'm rooting for the Chron to stay alive.

Lately the Examiner has had people on the street in downtown SF forcing Examiners on people in the morning.  "Free Examiner", they say, pushing a paper at you.  Isn't it already free?

Anyway, I sincerely hope the Chron can hold on.  Our household still subscribes, though I am more likely to go to sfgate.com than read the actual paper (but my roommate still reads it). 

yay! glad to hear you subscribe  I work at the Chron (actually i work at SFGate) and we like to hear that.  I know the paper has changed a lot in recent years, and I'd rather chat about specifics in some other non-public forum, but print subscribers are dwindling.  I know many folks get their news from online sources now, and SFGate might someday do things differently in re: the content of the Chron.   Folks here are pretty worried of course.

many of us here thought this was interesting:

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Re: The Print Media Thread (Books, Magazines, Newspapers, etc.)
« Reply #35 on: February 28, 2009, 03:20:23 AM »
Sad day in Denver: Scripps is closing the Rocky Mountain News--today is their final edition.
http://www.rockymountainnews.com/

Denver was one of only a few cities left with two major dailies, but I think we're going to see a few towns with no dailies by the time this recession is done. And I truly hope San Francisco is not one of them.

The recession hasn't helped but newspapers have been in trouble for several years now because you could read the newspaper online for free.

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« Reply #36 on: February 28, 2009, 11:14:42 AM »
Sad day in Denver: Scripps is closing the Rocky Mountain News--today is their final edition.
http://www.rockymountainnews.com/

Denver was one of only a few cities left with two major dailies, but I think we're going to see a few towns with no dailies by the time this recession is done. And I truly hope San Francisco is not one of them.

The recession hasn't helped but newspapers have been in trouble for several years now because you could read the newspaper online for free.

That's part of it, but there's a lot of reasons why newspapers are hurting, also related to the internet. Reduced advertising, both commercial and classified, because advertisers are devoting more of their ad budgets to the web, and classified ads are all going to craigslist for free.
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Re: The Print Media Thread (Books, Magazines, Newspapers, etc.)
« Reply #37 on: March 01, 2009, 09:36:15 PM »
Sad day in Denver: Scripps is closing the Rocky Mountain News--today is their final edition.
http://www.rockymountainnews.com/

Denver was one of only a few cities left with two major dailies, but I think we're going to see a few towns with no dailies by the time this recession is done. And I truly hope San Francisco is not one of them.

The recession hasn't helped but newspapers have been in trouble for several years now because you could read the newspaper online for free.

That's part of it, but there's a lot of reasons why newspapers are hurting, also related to the internet. Reduced advertising, both commercial and classified, because advertisers are devoting more of their ad budgets to the web, and classified ads are all going to craigslist for free.
The Village Voice's business model was demolished by Craigslist.  (And then its editorial side was demolished by New Times, but that's for another day.)
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Re: The Print Media Thread (Books, Magazines, Newspapers, etc.)
« Reply #38 on: March 16, 2009, 12:35:09 PM »
Another man down: Tomorrow's print edition will be the last for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Their online presence will continue, however.
http://www.seattlepi.com/business/403793_piclosure17.html?tsp=1

This is one scenario of what could happen to the Chron. I haven't heard if the union concessions granted a few weeks ago are enough for Hearst to pull back its threat to shutter the paper if it can't be sold.
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Re: The Print Media Thread (Books, Magazines, Newspapers, etc.)
« Reply #39 on: March 16, 2009, 03:03:33 PM »
Another man down: Tomorrow's print edition will be the last for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Their online presence will continue, however.
http://www.seattlepi.com/business/403793_piclosure17.html?tsp=1

This is one scenario of what could happen to the Chron. I haven't heard if the union concessions granted a few weeks ago are enough for Hearst to pull back its threat to shutter the paper if it can't be sold.

no one yet knows if the 150 jobs that the Union agreed to eliminate will be enough, but it's hard to fathom that alone will make up the $50M plus the Chron will lose this year.  Other non-Union jobs will have to go for one thing, and look for a different kind of SFGate at some point, one that does not give away the entire paper for free.
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Re: The Print Media Thread (Books, Magazines, Newspapers, etc.)
« Reply #40 on: March 17, 2009, 01:23:59 AM »
I guess this is related to the above.


Pelosi goes to bat to keep Bay Area papers alive
Zachary Coile, Chronicle Washington Bureau
Tuesday, March 17, 2009

(03-17) 04:00 PDT Washington --

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, worried about the fate of The Chronicle and other financially struggling newspapers, urged the Justice Department Monday to consider giving Bay Area papers more leeway to merge or consolidate business operations to stay afloat.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/03/16/MNIA16GCBO.DTL

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Re: The Print Media Thread (Books, Magazines, Newspapers, etc.)
« Reply #41 on: March 31, 2009, 08:46:21 AM »
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Re: The Print Media Thread (Books, Magazines, Newspapers, etc.)
« Reply #43 on: April 30, 2009, 11:56:47 AM »
A terrific take-down of SF Weekly by SFGate's sex columnist, Violet Blue:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2009/04/30/violetblue0430.DTL

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« Reply #44 on: May 05, 2009, 11:43:43 PM »
Another one bites the dust. Goodbye, the Onion in SF and LA.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/05/05/BU4917F6QA.DTL&tsp=1