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    Re: Crisis in the US newspaper industry

    Good! More liberal rags off the streets. San Franscico is next follwed by the Houston Chronicle and Chicago you are not far off.
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    Re: Crisis in the US newspaper industry

    Quote Originally Posted by rhinefire View Post
    Good! More liberal rags off the streets. San Franscico is next follwed by the Houston Chronicle and Chicago you are not far off.
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    Re: Crisis in the US newspaper industry

    I think this is sad. I love newspapers and drinking a cup of coffe and reading the paper in the morning. Maybe there are many other better ways of getting news and information but I just like reading an actual paper. I can cheer myself up though thinking how many trees will be saved by this crisis.
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    Re: Crisis in the US newspaper industry

    Quote Originally Posted by rhinefire View Post
    Good! More liberal rags off the streets. San Franscico is next follwed by the Houston Chronicle and Chicago you are not far off.
    The Houston Chronicle is one of the most Conservative papers in the United States, backed Bush in both 2000 and 2004, and was gung ho on the war in Iraq. They did back Obama in 2008, but mainly because McCain was anything but Conservative, and the Chronicle cites McCain's choice of inexperienced Palin as one of the primary reasons it would not endorse McCain. The Chronicle's endorsement of Obama was only the second time in a half century that they endorsed a Democrat.

    Years ago, Houston had two papers, the Conservative Houston Chronicle and the Liberal Houston Post. Rupert Murdoch took over the Post, and although he kept its Liberal leaning, attempted to turn it into a tabloid format. Sales of the Post declined. Then the Chronicle bought the Post from Murdoch, and as soon as they gained possession of it, they shut it down, thus becoming the only major newspaper in Houston.

    Why do I have the feeling that the only papers you don't regard as "Liberal rags" are the Moonie-owned Washington Times and World Nut Daily?
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    Re: Crisis in the US newspaper industry

    Internet news is a lot more varied and accessible, but it's not much good when your internet service is interrupted.

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    Re: Crisis in the US newspaper industry

    Denver's Rocky Mountain News shuts doors

    (CNN) -- After nearly 150 years in business, the Rocky Mountain News published its final edition Friday, the victim of a bad economy and the Internet generation.

    The final front-page headline simply says: "Goodbye, Colorado."

    "It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to you today. Our time chronicling the life of Denver and Colorado, the nation and the world, is over."

    The paper's owner, E.W. Scripps Co., made the announcement to the newsroom at noon Thursday, ending three months of speculation and drama over its fate. The News had been put up for sale in December.

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    Re: Crisis in the US newspaper industry

    It's interesting how the internet revolution is putting so many industries out of business.

    Books, news, music, photo printing, etc. Makes me wonder what would happen if the world ended tomorrow and we no longer had internet. What modern stuff would be left in print for us to look at?!

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    Re: Crisis in the US newspaper industry

    Quote Originally Posted by Orius View Post
    It's interesting how the internet revolution is putting so many industries out of business.

    Books, news, music, photo printing, etc. Makes me wonder what would happen if the world ended tomorrow and we no longer had internet. What modern stuff would be left in print for us to look at?!
    Well, if the world ended tomorrow, I don't think we would be around to look at something "in print", but here I go again pointing out the obvious.

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    Re: Crisis in the US newspaper industry

    Quote Originally Posted by P/N View Post
    Well, if the world ended tomorrow, I don't think we would be around to look at something "in print", but here I go again pointing out the obvious.
    Oh it was just a hypothetical. What I meant was, if we've committed so much stuff to the digital realm, if the digital realm ever went under due to catastrophe, a big part of our records would be lost. I guess losing all those blogs and myspace pages wouldn't be so sad though.

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