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Mon May 11, 2020, 10:05 PM

Newspapers are dropping like flies -- Lake County News-Chronicle to fold

Coal miners and gas and oil workers have been crying the blues of late but they have nothing on workers in the newspaper industry Nothing.

Newspapers have been dropping like flies the past 15 years as advertisers fled to the internet and Google and Facebook and Twitter and all the other sites able to cash in on the addicts who canít put their phones down.

All I can say, folks, is that youíll never be able to start a fire in the woodstove with a cell phone or a laptop. Yes, you can toss those items in after the fire has started but I truly hope someday people decide to go cold turkey and just go back to reading. But that wonít happen soon. People are just too darn addicted to give up their electronics without an intervention of sorts.

The newspaper industry has dwindled. The various thought herders and propagandists have added fuel to the fire by denying facts and reason and a search for truth through journalism. The thought herders and propagandists have gladly besmirched the professions, culminating with Donald V. (for Vengeance) Rumpt calling us the enemy of the people. I get such a hoot out of a faker like him.

I have to admit I felt a little punch in the gut when I saw that my old newspaper, the Lake County News-Chronicle, was going to fold. After working there as editor and pressman for several decades I figured I was going to retire there and eventually be buried with old Goss Community Press in my burial plot out behind the building.


Read more: http://duluthreader.com/articles/2020/05/06/20638_newspapers_are_dropping_like_flies

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at140 May 11 #1
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jimfields33 May 11 #3
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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon May 11, 2020, 10:15 PM

1. My range burns natural gas and has spark plugs to start the flame

but there is no shortage of paper....there is plenty of junk mail in my mailbox.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon May 11, 2020, 10:45 PM

2. The shutdown is putting many of them in trouble

The Orlando Sentinel is on hard times because of the massive drop in advertising. And they were in trouble before. The paper gets thinner and thinner (yes, I still actually get it delivered). I am suspicious that it may fold because of the drop in advertising.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon May 11, 2020, 11:09 PM

3. Like sears and Montgomery ward, you need to look and plan for the future

I got my last newspaper a year or so ago at the airport. It was thin and 2 dollars full of info I knew the day before. Just not worth it anymore in that platform. Iím happy for the trees.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 02:18 AM

4. Our local McClatchy daily has been shrinking in quality and content for serveral years.

This past January it went from a daily to 6 days a week and it's still shrinking. Gosh, we're trying to support them but the poor quality plus delivery issues are working against them. I can't imagine it will still be printing in a year.

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