NYTs Dying a Slow Death

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    Liberal and conservative newspapers all across the country are laying off people in an attempt to make ends meet. I am sure its mostly about political leanings of the paper and not the fact that people can get the news for free on the internet.
     
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    Also most people do not want to read many of the MSM news sources on the Internet anymore because so many of them now are behind Paywalls.
     
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    I don't pay for news. Hell, the only time I buy the Post-Gazette is when I need it to light the smoker.
     
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    NYT's obvious bias reporting has nothing to do with their continued demise.
    They, and all newspapers, have been in a slow death of declining circulation since the mid-80's.
    They have faced a perfect storm.
    Nomadic lifestyles of the population, people don't live in the same area anymore...so they do not have the same care about local events like they use to.
    24 hr. cable news
    The internet.
    And finally, millennial's have little use for anything on paper, and do not like to pay for anything they get on the internet.
    All newspapers will be gone most likely in the next decade. And that is actually VERY, VERY bad.
     
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    pretty much. the problem is now we find news that caters to our views. not sure that's a whole lot better.
     
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    NY Times is the most distinguished news source in history

    Just because they refuse to print rightwing propaganda and conspiracy theories does not make them fake
     
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    You really should consider to stop trolling.
    I know you don't actually believe half of what you type.
     
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    The New York Slimes is such a fanatically white American-hating toilet, I LOVED it when Trump mocked that one reporters disability. Good for him. Anyone who works for that fish-wrapper deserves any public humiliation they get. I wish he'd do it more often.
     
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    I recently picked up our local paper for the first time in a few years while in a waiting room.

    It was smaller.

    I mean, literally smaller. The actual size of the paper was in between one of those neighborhood rags and a normal newspaper. It's like they put the thing in the dryer and it shrunk.

    Traditional newspapers are just this side of dead in some places.
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    There were two major daily printed newspapers in Pittsburgh up until very recently. The conservative leaning Tribune-Review fired a lot of staff and now have a solely online presence. The Post-Gazette has been shedding staff like skin cells as well. Newspapers are circling the drain.
     
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