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Still have the Montgomery Advertiser
You have to change and be willing to change in order to stay relevant. Print news media stayed old-school and now they are paying for it.
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Another shot to the job market. I'm curious how many people will lose jobs over this. Sad indeed for numerous reasons.
To be honest Chris, it might seem like a scary time, but all industries that are around for long lengths of time go through these types of shifts. Usually post shift it is an exciting time in the given industry. I think this happened a few years ago with the onset of online information services, and the shift happened then. This change in the publishing schedule of the newspapers is just a final acknowledgement of what everyone should have already assumed. Magazines are next....physical print will be an exception, not the rule in society in a few years. People scoffed at tablets and e-readers when they first came out, but look how many are selling today. Entitlement does not even encompass what newspaper writers feel....this change will shake that notion to its core. For those guys it is time to either get on the bandwagon of electronic media, retire, or find themselves on the receiving end of a pink slip. Resistance is futile.
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Christopher Walsh covers Alabama football for BamaOnline, 247Sports, and is the author of 18 books.
My two cents worth. I hate that this has happened. I figured something like this was going to happen, just not so soon. I have grown up reading two newspapers a day and will greatly miss this daily pleasure. I couldn't give a flip about al.com.
What I would have like to have seen the papers do is combine into one paper called the, Alabama Daily. This would have any company like The News, Times, Advertiser and Press-Register and whomever would want to participate and produce an afternoon newspaper delivered maybe 6 days a week, leaving off maybe Tuesday. I was thinking maybe Monday, but this is the day after alot of significant pro sports. I like the afternoon because they would have all of the late scores published. With all of the computerization of this society, I think this could be doable and their would be a market for print media in the form of a newspaper. Since Birmingham seems to be in the center of the state the paper could be printed there. I know this is a ' pipe dream', but wish it was possible. Thanks.
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