N.Y. Times to File Notice It Will Close Boston Globe

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    i guess i should have bought stock in the Boston Herald ;)
     
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    and ford motor company.
     
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    another case of the Union pricing itself out of jobs


    of course this could just be a bargaining move by the Times

    but when you consider how they are supposed to support the unions
    its kinda hypocritical
     
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    Newspapers as we knew them are a thing of the past. Their time has come and gone. Without knowing the details, I wouldn't jump to the assumption that the unions are to blame. Circulation and revenues have fallen so much with most papers, that many are just not viable any longer.
     
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    Nobody reads the paper anymore it seems.
     
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    Newspaper journalism is a failing business model, folks.

    Boston no longer needs a local paper.

    Nothing ever happens in Boston, anyway, does it?

    Fifty years from today, ink on paper journalism will be about as common as town cryers.
     
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    It's rather sad in a way, I remember the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin that came to our home every afternoon, I loved the sports, and the comics were always read. Pogo could show you politics with a smile, and not the divisive nonsense of talking head journalism today. But do children read today I wonder? My wife a teacher since the beginning of time tells me the kids get dumber year by year! Why I wonder? TV and the web, instant gratification? And parents have little time and would rather watch TV at night, shows like '24' keeps em scared and dumb all at once. LOL

    I do think that some papers will survive and maybe prosper, but an element of American life and culture will be lost when Fox pseudo news is all many watch. Sarah Palin exemplifies the person of the future - clueless.

    "Civilization is more and more a race between education and catastrophe." H.G. Wells
     
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    I don't read nearly as much as I once did.

    I guess I used to read books 20 + hours a week.

    Now I doubt I put 5 hours into that process.

    Books now have much competing for our intellectual time.

    Newspapers problems are that PLUS the cost of publishing online is so wildly cheaper than publishing on paper and ink.
     
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    Good riddance. Hopefully the NYT will follow, but I would imagine hoards of weeping residents of the upper east side might pony up to save it – for a while.

    There have been some rumblings but now I think we can expect – wait for it – a federal bailout proposal. If that develops any kind of serious momentum, the radical left’s time in the sun will start its convergence into 15 minutes of fame.

    Motion from the floor?
     
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    With the internet--news--weather & sports are always available--newspapers appear to be the thing of the past. Even advertising now-a-days can be done in "free to the user" papers. If you want to sell or advertise, in my community anyway, we can pay a small fee--put in the paper which is free to the consumer. I think this has a lot to do with failing newspapers also.
     

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