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I guess Finney didn't get fired after all?
On Alabama: CeCe Jefferson - "It was a bunch of beautiful women..." Reggie Ragland - "oh the females of course..."
That might be a different matter though. As I understand its the editorials the times want you to pay for, not the actual news. Asking people to pay money to read Maureen Dowd and Paul Krugman presents a challenge IMO.
News sites are monetized by ads.
My dad was told that he wouldn't be retained today - He's been w/ the Huntsville times for almost 40 years. He seems to be taking it in stride. I think he knew this day has been a long time coming...
Ad revenue, particularly for a local news organization, would likely barely cover the electric bill. Professional journalism will suffer as the subscription model deteriorates.
I think he is rather fortunate to have gotten 40 years in. I assume he is not far off from retirement. Many of the younger generations are probably looking at career changes, which I would personally find terrifying.
I feel bad for the folks that are writing articles about their own demise. It's like getting fired but being asked to stay on to help find your replacement.
Thx tydephan I looked and couldn't find the link
The New York Times is facing bankruptcy. Five years from now, there may be no daily papers left. By the way, I am a carrier for the H'ville Times and am really looking forward to sleeping 4 days a week.
If reading Maureen Dowd and Paul Krugman presents a challenge, you might try sounding out the big words.
I didn't say reading them presented a challenge, I said the New York Times is having difficulty convincing people to pay to read them.
...perhaps you should have sounded out the words in my post? Sick burn in the declining relevance of printed news thread?
Christopher Walsh covers Alabama football for BamaOnline, 247Sports, and is the author of 18 books.
As someone who use to work for The Anniston Star in the IT Department, I was lucky or like I like to call it blessed because I got a job offer in October 2007 to go work for Gadsden State Community College, and I took it even though it was a slight cut in pay but already living in Gadsden I saved gas money and the insurance decrease payments pretty much made my income the same.. When I left there were 5 of us in the IT Dept... A year later in November of 2008 The good ol' Anniston Star fired 4 guys in the IT Dept leaving one guy to do the work of 5.... Also they let about 25 other people go, a lot of them some of my closest friends.. Fortunately, I was able to help get my Best Friend who was one of the 5 in the IT Dept to lose his Job, a job at GSCC... Actually, his credentials got him the job, I just mentioned his name...So I KNOW what it is like in the News Industry..
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